White House aims to revamp No Child Left Behind
| Feb 18, 2011
The Obama administration has set a goal of revamping the federal No Child Left Behind education law before students start the next school year in the fall, a timeframe likely to clash with the priorities of congressional Republicans.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the Bush-era law needs to be more flexible, and in some cases must reduce Washington's role in setting education standards. In an interview with The Associated Press, Duncan said he hopes a fresh federal law can be passed by the time lawmakers leave for their summer break. To learn more, read the full article by Julie Pace in the Nation section of The Washington Post online.