Sen. Franken Trying To Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'Sen. Al Franken is continuing the push to overhaul the "No Child Left Behind" law.
Kline: Expect Quick Rework Of School Law In 2015the Minnesota congressman who leads the House education committee says he expects the new Republican-led Congress to move quickly to ditch the No Child Left Behind school law. Republican Rep. John Kline said Monday that he and his Senate counterpart hope to forge an agreement early next year.
'Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing EducationSince 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.
Feds Extend Minnesota's Education Law Waiver Minnesota has won another year's break from having to abide by proficiency goals and sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education renewed waivers Thursday for Minnesota and four other states that have implemented alternative achievement and improvement plans in place of a one-size-fits-all federal standard.
New Figures Offer Hope Of Closing Achievement GapA new system for measuring Minnesota schools is offering hope of closing the achievement gap. After getting a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, Minnesota established its own system for rating schools.
New Way Of Grading Minnesota Schools Minnesota now has a new way of grading its schools. It is one of two dozen states that have received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Official: MN Among 10 States To Get 'No Child' WaiverPresident 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, The Associated Press has learned.
Education: States Should Do More To Reach Students In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.
Cassellius Talks Federal Waiver Request In MankatoState Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is going to Mankato to discuss the state's request for a federal waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Education Comm. Discusses 'No Child' Waiver RequestState Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is going to Rochester to discuss the state's request for the waiver to sections of the federal No Child Left Behind law in the first stop in a statewide tour.
Minn. House Committee Considers NCLB Waiver PlansThe Minnesota House Education Finance Committee will learn more about the state's plans to seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for portions of the controversial federal No Child Left Behind law.
Waivers Spell Likely End For Tutoring ProgramDozens of states intend to apply for waivers to free their schools from a federal mandate that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring.