Tuesday, June 14, 2011

NCLB waivers may benefit state | Thoughts on Public Education

NCLB waivers may benefit state | Thoughts on Public Education

NCLB waivers may benefit state - by Kathryn Baron

California could benefit from Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s ultimatum to grant states waivers from controversial parts of No Child Left Behind if Congress doesn’t act on reauthorization before the next school year starts. During a telephone call with reporters Monday afternoon, Duncan said the Department of Education is working on a package of reforms he calls [...]

White House pushes Latino college agenda - by Kathryn Baron

Juan Sepúlveda started the meeting with his usual question. “Before you got invited, how many of you knew this office existed?” Sepúlveda is Executive Director of the White House Office on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. The response was different this time. Instead of the expected smattering of recognition, nearly everyone sitting around the conference [...]

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