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  • From left, Janet Barresi, Oklahoma superintendent of public instruction; Gary Amoroso, Lakeville, Minn., schools superintendent; Yohance Maqubela, CFO of Howard University Middle School of Math and Science; and Terry Grier, superintendent of Houston Independent School District, testify Thursday before a House panel on education reform. Mr. Grier said that lawmakers must find a "careful blend of accountability with flexibility" in those reforms. (Associated Press)

    Educators urge reduced federal role in schools

    The federal government must reduce its footprint in education and give local school systems more flexibility to craft curricula and measure student performance, school leaders from across the country told a House committee hearing Thursday.


  • Obama seeks support from GOP on schools

    President Obama is hoping the GOP will help him overhaul the No Child Left Behind law in time for the new school year this fall, but it may prove a tall order for a divided Congress that's preoccupied with talk of cutting spending and creating jobs.


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