From The Washington Post: The Obama administration has launched an effort to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law, with a proposed increase in federal spending, a pledge to make the school reform program more flexible and an appeal for bipartisan cooperation. The administration will reserve $1 billion to help pay for programs that may emerge through a revision of the 2002 law. In addition, the administration is proposing to raise elementary and secondary education spending by $3 billion in the fiscal year that begins in October. Overall, the education budget would increase by 6 percent. That would be the most significant annual increase since 2003, not counting the large infusion of funds made last year through the economic stimulus.