Big Stories Of The Day
Idaho asks the feds for a fresh start on NCLB
Idaho's State Board of Education wants a fresh start for hundreds of public schools facing sanctions under a tough federal education accountability mandate.
Algebra I Stumping High School Freshmen
Detroit Free Press
Thousands of high school freshmen across Michigan are failing Algebra I, the first of four math courses this class of students must take and pass to fulfill what are among the toughest graduation requirements in the nation.
Georgia Doesn't Track Students Who Fail CRCT AJC
About 36,000 Georgia eighth-graders tried but never passed the math test required for high school admission in 2006 and 2007. After that, state officials have no idea what happened.
L.A. Unified seeks to block teachers' budget protest LA Times
The union hopes to draw attention to cuts in state funding, but district officials say student safety could be compromised is teachers skip the first class of the day