President Obama announces his selection of Alan Krueger (left), a labor economist at Princeton University, as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (left) and Sasha walk across the South Lawn of the White House on Aug., 26, 2011, after a family vacation on Martha's Vineyard. (Associated Press)
President Obama arrives at the White House on Aug. 9, 2011, after making an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force Base, in Dover, Del., to pay tribute to the 30 U.S. troops killed over the weekend in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan (right) discusses waivers for No Child Left Behind at the White House on Monday as White House press secretary Jay Carney looks on. The Obama administration has moved forward with a plan to grant waivers to states if they demonstrate reform and maintain high levels of student achievement. Several states will apply for relief.