41 Percent of Va. Schools Meet Education Benchmarks Forty-one percent of Virginia's public schools met annual benchmarks aimed at reducing proficiency gaps between low-performing and high-performing schools, state education officials said Tuesday.
Study: Waivers Leave Behind At-Risk Students A coalition of education and civil rights activists says millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as a result of the Obama administration's decision to allow states to ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law.
Senate GOP: Education Secretary Has 'States Over A Barrel' On Sweeping Rewrite Of No Child Left BehindThe Senate Education Committee on Wednesday finished its sweeping rewrite of No Child Left Behind that eases coast-to-coast requirements for schools and gives states greater independence to set their own goals.
GOP Accuses Dems Of Pushing 'National School Board' To Replace No Child Left BehindThe good intentions of No Child Left Behind have not yielded good policy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate education panel said Tuesday as lawmakers began to rewrite the sweeping legislation that governs all schools that receive federal tax dollars.
Experts: US Schools Should Make Physical Education A Core SubjectThe prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE be designated a core subject.
Education Dept. Gives 3 More States Waivers On No Child Left BehindThree more states have received permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.
Bush Started As Uniter, Ended Up Divider On June 12, 1999, George W. Bush began his White House quest with this comment at to a barbecue-going crowd in Iowa: "This country is hungry for a new style of campaign ... a campaign that unites all Americans toward a better tomorrow."
8 States Get Waiver From No Child Left Behind Federal officials are granting another eight states flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.

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