President Obama and his former education secretary Arne Duncan exercised more power and influence over education policy than many predecessors. The administration placed a focus on testing, trying it to federal funding. In higher education, he emphasized the importance of…
By PBS NewsHour
On Wednesday, the Senate's education committee is set to take up the issue of whether federally mandated annual testing should remain a requirement under the No Child Left Behind law.
By Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press
The NewsHour's Special Correspondent for Education John Merrow reports on efforts to fix a group of troubled elementary schools in Tennessee.
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