The Big Conversation:
As Democrats wrapped up their festivities in Charlotte on Thursday, education news stole some of the spotlight in Texas.
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams on Thursday announced that the state would ask for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The announcement marked one of Williams' first moves at the Texas Education Agency, which Gov. Rick Perry on Aug. 27 appointed him to lead.
More than 30 states have already asked for a reprieve from the federal education standards, which have faced criticism over the years for their rigidity. Under a waiver the federal ...