WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Bush administration will announce new regulations for its No Child Left Behind education program and propose a uniform graduation rate Tuesday, officials said.
The changes, to be announced by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings in Detroit, will "strengthen and improve" the No Child Left Behind law, deputy White House press secretary Scott Stanzel said.
He said the updates are a "follow on" to President Bush's comments in January, when he said that if Congress did not act this spring to update the law, the president would ask Spellings to strengthen it through administrative actions.
"She's done a lot of traveling around, talking to educators and policymakers about how to improve No Child Left Behind," explained Stanzel. "She's ... found consensus on several issues."
(Updated 12:03p to include new regulations)