As President Barack Obama prepares for his second term, we'll look back on the education policies put into place during his first four years.
From the New York Times:
The administration has pushed its agenda through two programs: its Race to the Top grants, which it has awarded to 19 states, and the waivers to 33 states from central provisions of the Bush administration's signature No Child Left Behind education law. States that have qualified for the waivers are relieved from meeting the law's most controversial target: making all students proficient in reading and mathematics by 2014.
Alyson Klein, reporter for Education Week and the co-author of the Politics K-12 blog, will join The Daily Circuit Wednesday, Dec. 26 to talk about what federal education changes we can expect from Obama in the coming year.
Frederick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, will also join the discussion.
READ MORE ABOUT FEDERAL EDUCATION POLICY:
Obama's education policy (Washington Post)
Loopholes seen at schools in Obama get-tough policy (New York Times)
Rethinking the classroom: Obama's overhaul of public education (Washington Post)
Obama's best-kept secrets (New York Times)
Race To The Top limps to a finish (NPR)
Fact check: On education, gains difficult to demonstrate (LA Times)