Attending a new charter school, Jann Peña has had to get used to wearing a uniform daily and being in class an hour and a half later each afternoon. Here, he watches classmates during a group project.
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Adam Livneh speaks to a classmate in his sixth-grade Spanish class. All of the students use the language learning app Duolingo on their laptops. Since students enter the school with varying language abilities, they are able to start the program at a level tailored to them.
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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act hasn't been updated since it was renamed "No Child Left Behind" in 2001 by President George W. Bush. The law was introduced by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 to help states level the playing field for students living and learning in poverty.
President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (left), at North High School in Des Moines this month. The White House and the Department of Education are calling on states to cut the "burden" of unnecessary testing.
In a lesson on the patterns of immigration, a caption refers to slaves as "workers," prompting mom and educator Roni Dean-Burren to protest the caption on social media.
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