President Obama signed the "Every Student Succeeds Act" on Thursday, which will give states more control over school accountability and testing. Locally, Sauk Rapids-Rice superintendent Dan Bittman says he sees the new law as an improvement, as it's expected to give more flexibility t…
Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius went to Washington for President Barack Obama's announcement that 10 states including Minnesota are being freed of the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.
The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. The move gives long-sought leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students.
State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is going to Rochester to discuss the state's request for the waiver to sections of the federal No Child Left Behind law in the first stop in a statewide tour.