Topic: U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce
Now both houses of Congress have passed a compromise bill lowering a recent interest rate hike on student loans. Under the new legislation, which will now move to President Obama's desk, politicians will no longer be responsible for setting the rates.
Many educators applaud the waivers from some parts of No Child Left Behind, saying the education-reform law has a one-size-fits-all approach. Others worry that minorities could suffer.
President Obama has said he will help ease student loan debt, claiming he doesn't even need Congress to do it. It seems the Education Department has the cash to back him up.
10/25/2011 08:42 pm
States can be excused from some certain requirements of No Child Left Behind, the US education reform law, the Obama administration said Monday. But it wants them to adopt different reforms.
08/08/2011 05:38 pm
A new version of No Child Left Behind may target only the bottom 5 percent of schools for intervention. For most schools, mandates based on student test scores would be rolled back.
01/20/2011 03:23 pm