Though expected by Senate watchers to be a sideshow and forum for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to voice his criticism of the nation’s top education bill, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing today instead crystallized key provisions of the legislation meant to replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB). More…
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A conference call with reporters today revealed more details about the Obama administration’s plan to roll out a program for student debt relief.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan Duncan, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes and Raj Date, Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the More…
More…After a marathon two-day markup session that vacillated wildly between partisan hostility and bipartisan comity, the education bill to overhaul No Child Left Behind is out of committee following a 15-7 vote, with three Republicans joining Democrats in a yes vote.
Today during the markup process to overhaul More… the main education law of the land, No Child Left Behind, senators on the HELP Committee managed to discuss a little-known but crucial tweak to how poor and rich school districts share education funding.
Despite the soaring costs of college (rising More… at 3 percent above inflation for over a decade), a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workplace argues the lifetime financial benefits are still worth the five-digit amounts of debt graduates endure.
More…A new index from a leading education policy group allows parents and students to assess a college’s “borrowing-to-credential ratio,” combining newly available U.S. Department of Education data that considers a school’s graduation rate and the debt its students accrue throughout the matriculation period.
U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke Tuesday to educators and school administrators charged with running ‘turnaround schools’ at the University of Virginia. The employees are enrolled in the school’s Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE) More… “School Turnaround Specialist Program,” a collaborative effort between the business and education
“When high stakes are attached to tests, people often act in ways that compromise educational values. High-stakes testing incentivizes narrowing of the curriculum, gaming the system, teaching to bad tests and cheating.”
That passage, taken from a July 1 letter education historian Diane Ravitch wrote More… to the New York Times