White House releases more details on planned NCLB reform

Schools will be labeled as high-performing, needs improvement or chronically low-performing under President Barack Obama's proposed revisions to No Child Left Behind, and more of an emphasis would be placed on student progress in a wider range of subjects, rather than just student scores in reading and math. Obama released his full proposal to Congress on Saturday and encouraged lawmakers to overhaul the law this year. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, was critical of the plan, which she said "appears to place 100 percent of responsibility on educators and gives them zero percent authority."

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