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‘Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing Education

Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.

09/08/2014

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Texas Needs Extra Year For New Teacher Evaluations

Texas will need an extra year to unveil a new teacher evaluation system that’s required as the state seeks relief from some curriculum standards mandated by No Child Left Behind.

07/23/2014

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan on May 28, 2009 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Bush Says Education Key To Civil Rights

Former President George W. Bush has closed a three-day civil rights summit in Texas by saying education is the key for opportunity for poor and minority children.

04/11/2014

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Feds Grant Texas No Child Left Behind Waiver

The U.S. Education Department on Monday excused Texas from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, granting the state a reprieve from some of the standardized testing-based accountability standards it helped pioneer.

09/30/2013

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Study: Waivers Leave Behind At-Risk Students

Millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as the Education Department gives states permission to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind, according to a study education advocates released Tuesday.

08/27/2013

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Texas Seeks No Child Left Behind Waiver

Texas has formally sought a wavier from the U.S. Department of Education to avoid accountability standards imposed by the No Child Left Behind law.

03/01/2013

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Texas To Seek ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver

The Texas Education Agency said that it will seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to avoid federal accountability standards imposed by the ‘No Child Left Behind’ law.

09/06/2012

Teachers talk in an empty school hallway as a pupil leaves a classroom. (credit: Boryana Katsarova/AFP/Getty Images)

More States Freed From No Child Left Behind Law

Although more than half the states are now exempt from the toughest requirements of the federal “No Child Left Behind” education law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said his goal remains to help Congress fix the law, not to sidestep the stalled overhaul effort.

07/09/2012

President Barack Obama speaks to third and fourth graders at an elementary school. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

10 States To Get “No Child Left Behind” Waivers

President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students.

02/09/2012

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GOP Hopefuls Would Limit Federal Role In Education

When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance: Get the federal government out of schools.

11/14/2011

5 School District Fail "No Child"

The five biggest school districts in Texas have failed to meet “No Child Left Behind” standards.

08/06/2010