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September 2007

Bush Speaks Out on EducationSep 27, 2007

Yesterday, President Bush spoke at what is being called a 'made-for-media event' to urge Congress to re-authorize the No Child Left Behind Act. The event has the media buzzing...but not in the way Bush hoped.

NAEP Scores Mixed, NCLB Comes Under Further ScrutinySep 25, 2007

The NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) released recent reading and math results for tests that were administered through the U.S. Department of Education. Scores were mixed, giving both NCLB critics and supporters ammunition for...

Senator John Edwards Unveils Plans for Education ReformSep 21, 2007

During a highly anticipated education policy speech today at the Brody Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa, Senator John Edwards announced a plan to reform primary education in the United States. The plan includes an overhaul of the No Child Left...

Disadvantaged Students May Face New Obstacle When Applying for Financial AidSep 14, 2007

The Education Department recently announced a change to the way they will be handling the FAFSA, the required application form for student aid. Some education advocates worry the alteration will make it more difficult for disadvantaged students...

Civil Rights Groups and Teachers Fight NCLB RenewalSep 11, 2007

On Monday, teachers and civil rights groups banned together to express their opposition to the draft House bill to renew the federal No Child Left Behind law. According to the protestors, the newly revised bill isn't fair to children in urban and...

Students Go Back to School, Student Suspensions BeginSep 07, 2007

The new school year has only just begun, but a number of students across the country have already received suspensions. Although some of the punishments seem justified, others do not seem to fit the crime.

Kennedy Report Alleges More Misconduct Between Colleges and LendersSep 05, 2007

Senator Edward Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, released a report on Tuesday alleging inappropriate relationships and kickbacks among lenders, universities, and alumni groups. Sallie Mae, Nelnet, and Citibank are at the center...

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