AM News: On 11th Anniversary, NCLB In Tatters
On 11th anniversary, No Child Left Behind law in tatters KPCC: As the federal No Child Left Behind law's eleventh birthday arrives Tuesday, California is one of the few states that still must meet its requirements. Now California schools that fail to meet the law's provisions could face serious sanctions. State officials expect 80 percent of mor of schools to fail in 2014. LA Times: California schools flunk education group's ratings
With Obama's deadline nearing, White House to ramp up work of gun violence ...Washington Post: In addition to Biden's meetings this week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will meet this week with parent and teacher groups, while Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will meet with mental health and disability advocates.
Frontline: D.C. schools downplayed cheating allegations USA Today: The PBS Frontline documentary "The Education of Michelle Rhee," airing Tuesday, offers the first testimony from Adell Cothorne, who filed a federal complaint against the district in 2011, alleging that cheating essentially defrauded the U.S. government. WPost: Federal complaint details cheating allegations at D.C. public school
Chicago Public Schools Faulted on Assessing Learning Disabilities NYT: In a complaint filed on Monday, a group said that the Chicago Public Schools have repeatedly failed to evaluate children with disabilities and move them into special education preschool programs.
2 Pi: Rhymes And Radii NPR: High school math teacher Jake Scott teaches his students with the help of his hip-hop alias, 2 Pi. By rapping about equations and formulas, Scott helps students remember his lessons and forges a deeper connection with them.
Districts Train Teachers For School Shootings NPR: Since the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn., some teachers have been giving more thought to personal safety in the classroom. Over the holiday break, school staff in several cities attended training sessions designed to better prepare them to respond during a school shooting.
One Semester Into Ohio's Reading Law, 40,000 Still Not On Par HuffPost: Ohio schools are one semester into its first year of the new "Third Grade Reading Guarantee" law, but some 30 percent of students -- about 40,000 statewide -- are still not reading at grade level.