A model of a little red schoolhouse used to promote the launch of the federal policy "No Child Left Behind" is no more, the Washington Post reports. In a highly symbolic move, the structure at the entrance of the Department of Education and policy logos of the Bush administration education law are being stripped from the agency as the new administration moves to revamp the law and put its own stamp on education reform.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has said he considers the law's name "toxic." President Obama wants the law to help schools where too many students fail standard exams, rather than penalize them as it does now. Duncan has yet to name any specifics on the overhaul he envisions, although his department is considering a contest to rename the law to talk about "future and potential," said an aide.