Here are five key changes that the Obama administration is proposing in an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Academics and education officials have drafted a broad outline of academic standards in English and math. The standards could eventually replace the current patchwork of state standards.
Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, asked about a presidential run in 2012, said, 'Can’t you name 100 reasons that no sane person would do this?' Then he left the door open to the possibility.
Under Obama’s plan, states would be eligible for federal Title I funding only if they adopt new academic standards that are certified as 'college- and career-ready.'
Officials in West Virginia, Vermont, Wyoming and Washington state have reported receiving between three and five laptops, each over the course of two separate deliveries — but none had ordered any of them.
And more states may follow, as officials try to balance budgets in the midst of an economic slump.
Some will need to make midyear cuts, beyond what they've sliced from their budgets already, say fiscal experts.
A 'common' standard for K-12 education is in the works.
The Obama administration wants to replace the controversial Bush initiative with a cheaper, less rigorous ID program.