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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

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New STAAR Test Results Called ‘Sobering’

If the final standards were already in place, more than half the Texas high school students taking the new, more rigorous end-of-course standardized tests would have failed them.

06/08/2012

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All But 42 School Districts Delay STAAR Grade Rule

Some 1,119 school districts across Texas will delay for a year a requirement that the results of the STAAR test count toward ninth graders’ final grades.

05/02/2012

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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Education Officials Decry ‘Over-Testing’ In Texas

State Board of Education members have pressed the Texas education commissioner about whether high-stakes standardized testing is warping classroom teaching.

01/26/2012

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Local School Paying Students Who Ace AP Tests

A new program has a North Texas high school paying students who do well on Advanced Placement tests.

09/12/2011

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