AM News: Republican Alternative to Follow Harkin NCLB Proposal
Harkin Introduces Schools Legislation NYT: Jim Jeffries, a spokesman for Mr. Alexander, said that Mr. Harkin’s bill was “congested” with federal mandates and that Mr. Alexander’s bill “will get Washington out of the business of deciding whether schools and teachers are succeeding or failing.”
Senate introduces No Child Left Behind replacement AP: Senate Democrats are introducing legislation that would replace the one-sized-fits-all national standards of No Child Left Behind with ones that states write for themselves.
Henderson not convinced that D.C. education plan will help schools Washington Post: “I need more information, because on the face of it, I just don’t believe that these seven proposals are going to move us to where we need to go,” Henderson said of council member David A. Catania’s education proposals.
US Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges RI to keep Gist Fox: With the R.I. Board of Education set to consider a new contract for Education Commissioner Deborah Gist this week, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncanon Tuesday praised the reform efforts of the state's top education official.Job Market Remains Challenging For 2013 Graduates NPR: For the last five years, Graduation Day was as much a time for apprehension as for celebration. Prospects for those entering the workforce for the first time were bleak. The class of 2013 — whether from high school or college — has cause for more optimism than previous classes.