What education policies can we expect during Obama's second term?

Maxfield Elementary classroom
Students at Maxfield Elementary School in St. Paul, shown here on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, are spending more time on reading and math in an effort to raise test scores. Maxfield is one of 130 Minnesota schools that has filed an improvement plan with the state.
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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.


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)

President Obama's biggest higher ed misses and hits (New America Foundation)

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)

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