A Bit of Light Reading: Obama's Education Reform Blueprint

After the jump, check out where you can get the skinny on the president's plan for education reform.

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Want the see exactly how President Obama plans to reform education? Below is the scoop on how

On Saturday, March 13, the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which would ask states to adopt college- and career-ready standards and reward schools for producing dramatic gains in student achievement. The proposal challenges the nation to embrace educational standards that would put America on a path to global leadership.

The blueprint provides incentives for states to adopt academic standards that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and create accountability systems that measure student growth toward meeting the goal that all children graduate and succeed in college.

Read the blueprint [PDF, 1.9M].

Watch the President discuss the blueprint.

Listen to Secretary Duncan's conference call [Stream] MP3 (5.6M) with reporters or read the transcript download files MS Word (88K)