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  • Jindal to congressional GOP: 'Grow a spine'

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't happy with some of his fellow Republicans in Washington, he made clear Thursday. "It is time for our Republican leaders in Congress to grow a spine," he said at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, pushing legislators to do more to resist President Barack Obama's immigration policies. "It's time for them to do the job we elected them to do."
  • L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill

    L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill
    A Republican-led effort to revise a federal education law could slash $782 million for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles Unified over the next six years, federal education officials said Tuesday. Under the proposed House of Representatives bill, the...

    No Child Left Behind: how to end 'teaching to the test'

    When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last year that the incessant focus on testing was “sucking the oxygen” out of public school classrooms, his statement seemed like a pointed criticism of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and of...

    No Child Left Behind and testing help hold schools accountable

    No Child Left Behind and testing help hold schools accountable
    The controversial education law known as No Child Left Behind is up for reauthorization, and amid the nuances under debate one question stands out: Will pressures from the left and right force the federal government to abandon its annual, statewide...

    Testy over testing: More students snub standardized exams

    Testy over testing: More students snub standardized exams
    PHILADELPHIA— When it comes to standardized tests, parents across the country are (a) concerned; (b) demanding change; (c) pulling tens of thousands of children out of the exams; or (d) making themselves heard at the top levels of government....