U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discusses the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act during an interview with staff writers from Education Week on November 30, 2009, in Bethesda, Md.
Last year, Maryland passed a landmark law, the Fitness and Athletics Equity for Students with Disabilities Act, that requires district boards to develop policies to include students with disabilities in their physical education classes and athletic activities.
The Baltimore County School District began its Allied Sports Program 15 years ago, offering soccer in the fall, bowling in the winter, and softball in the spring.
Photography and Audio: Jay Westcott for Education Week
The Obama administration has proposed increased funding for Striving Readers program, a federal program targeting adolescent literacy. Students from the Edward Coles Model for Excellence World Language Academy in Chicago discuss their experience in the program.
Video: Mary Ann Zehr/Education Week
Juan Rangel heads the United Neighborhood Organization. The Chicago-based Latino advocacy group recently received a $98 million grant that will allow it to nearly double its network of charter schools to 16.
Photography and Videography by John Zich for Education Week
Former high school chemistry teacher Ed Potosnak talks about his experience as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. Potosnak now works for Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif.
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