Topic: Amy Wilkins
No Child Left Behind is under fire, with President Obama offering waivers to some states, allowing them to pursue their own plans for school improvements and accountability.
09/23/2011 03:46 pm
With some states in open revolt against education reforms in the No Child Left Behind law, the Obama administration prepares to issue waivers from certain requirements. But states must agree to a different set of reforms to qualify.
08/09/2011 10:45 am
While education spending declined during the recession, most states increased prison spending, according to a new report from the NAACP.
04/07/2011 06:13 pm
Just 34 percent of fourth-graders, 30 percent of eighth-graders, and 21 percent of 12th-graders performed at or above 'proficient' in a national science assessment, according to a NAEP report card.
01/25/2011 04:17 pm
Eleven states volunteered to have their 12th-graders’ test scores itemized in the latest NAEP report. Nationally, 26 percent of high school seniors scored at or above the 'proficient' level in math.
11/18/2010 06:11 pm
Reading among 4th-graders did not improve for the first time since 2003, the latest NAEP scores show. The report, known as the 'nation's report card,' shows a slight gain among 8th-graders.
03/24/2010 01:13 pm
The Obama administration intends to step up enforcement of civil rights laws that apply to schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement in a speech in Selma, Ala., timed to commemorate the 45th anniversary of civil rights marches there.
03/08/2010 07:39 pm
President Obama's federal budget seeks to recast fundamental parts of George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education reform. But Congress could put up stiff resistance.
02/01/2010 08:07 pm
The 2009 math scores reported by NAEP, a national assessment, represented the first time since 1990 that no gains were made.
10/15/2009 01:00 am
Younger students have made some encouraging gains in math, but the lack of improvement among older students raises questions about recent education reforms.
04/29/2009 01:00 am
A new report calculates how much money the US has lost by not meeting its education goals.
04/22/2009 01:00 am
About a quarter of the new money is aimed at low-income pupils, to help with the achievement gap.
02/05/2009 12:00 am
Critics say Chicago students shouldn't miss class to point out education-funding disparities.
09/04/2008 01:00 am
Assessment test shows gains for eighth- and 12th graders overall. But race and gender gaps persist.
04/04/2008 01:00 am
Bush cites city's gains on sixth anniversary of No Child Left Behind. Critics see uneven results.
01/09/2008 12:00 am