No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind Proficiency Deadline Dropped in 10 States  - In what has been called one the most prominent acts of his presidency, on Thursday President Obama announced an executive action to free 10 states from the stringent requirements of the more-than-a-decade-old No Child Left Behind Act.(Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

No Child Left Behind Proficiency Deadline Dropped in 10 States

Schools lose the 2014 timeline and gain college-ready plans.

Weekend Chatter: What You Missed

Headlines for the weekend of August 21.
82 Percent Failing? - A shocking 82 percent of schools in the U.S. would be labeled as “failing” under the current No Child Left Behind Act this year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan warned Wednesday.  Currently, 37 percent of schools are on the failing list, but the number would skyrocket due to states toughening their standards to meet the law’s requirements. "This law has created a thousand ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed," Duncan said. President Obama said reforming the law, launched in 2002, is one of his administration’s priorities.(In the photo a teacher talks with Duncan, center, during his visit to the high school in Denver) (Photo: AP Photo/ Ed Andriesk)

82 Percent of U.S. Schools May Be Labeled "Failing"

More U.S. schools will receive failing grades.