Alaska, Hawaii, West Virginia Win NCLB Waivers PoliticsK12: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has now awarded No Child Left Behind Act waivers to 37 states plus the District of Columbia. Alaska, Hawaii, and West Virginia are the latest additions to the list, the Education Department announced today. Show More Summary
A new report about what people called “education influentials” think will happen in the world of education says: That 87 percent of insiders think that the No Child Left Behind law won’t be reauthorized until at least 2015. … Continue reading ?
One of the things Georgia got out from under when it obtained a No Child Left Behind waiver was the Adequate Yearly Progress grading system. Yesterday the State Department of Education announced the grades for schools and systems under the grading system that replaced AYP. WSB reports on the new system called Georgia College and [...]
In the ten years since the launch of No Child Left Behind, these efforts have intensified. The results have been unimpressive. Graduation rates continue to falter and students and teachers alike are becoming more disaffected. So what's the real problem here?
Sean P. Reardon, New York Times: Here's a fact that may not surprise you: the children of the rich perform better in school, on average, than children from middle-class or poor families. Students growing up in richer families have better...Show More Summary
Democratic senators from rural areas are seeking a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law. Read more...
First Read: "To be sure, Bush supporters tout his accomplishments, such as the No Child Left Behind education law, the Medicare prescription-drug benefit, the Africa/AIDS work, and the Roberts-Alito appointments to the Supreme Court....Show More Summary
If No Child Left Behind was supposed to be about anything, it was improving student achievement. Here’s an important piece about how it wasn’t really student achievement that affected NCLB outcomes but, rather, tiny differences in arcane rules. This was … Continue reading ?
Former President George W. Bush has said that he doesn't need to defend his record (some highlights: PATRIOT Act, No Child Left Behind, War in Iraq, Medicare Part D). Bush made the comments only a few days before the opening of the George W. Show More Summary
Here’s a call for the end of high-stakes standardized tests from a teacher who chronicles how he approached his job before and after No Child Left Behind. David Patten is an award-winning history teacher, college lecturer, and the author of … Continue reading ?
For a while, Atlanta’s public schools were held up as an example of the success of the No Child Left Behind Act, based on the significant gains in student achievement the school district had seen. The Economist reports: At Parks Middle...Show More Summary
Neal McCluskey In what is either a case of blinders-wearing or just poor timing, today the Fordham Institute’s Kathleen Porter-Magee has an article on NRO, co-written with the Manhattan Institute’s Sol Stern, in which she and Stern take...Show More Summary
Tested to Despair in New Jersey Proposed Regulations for Tenure Evaluations Confirm NJEA's Worst Fears Did you really think No Child Left Behind was to improve education? Well, that's what happens when you don't read the fine print or pretend it just isn't there.
Consider that the implementation of No Child Left Behind, known as the era of high-stakes testing, began in 2002 under president George W. Bush, and that Race to the Top, which critics call NCLB “on steroids” for its reliance on … Continue reading ?
Head Start To Kick 70,000 Low Income Children Out Of The Program Recent budget cuts and sequestration will be forcing thousands of low-income, pre-school-aged children out of the popular “Head Start” schooling program and many parents and school administrators are
Details Trickling Out on Latest NCLB Waiver Bids EdWeek: With the addition of three longtime holdouts to the list of states seeking flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act, nearly every state has sought to design its own accountability system to replace the outdated federal law. Show More Summary
After seeking to escape the 100 percent proficiency demanded by No Child Left Behind, some new standards have resulted in different expectations for different children depending on the race of the child in question, NBC News reports....Show More Summary
The tests are required by federal "No Child Left Behind" laws. Officials offered the unprecedented waiver to give some relief to the victims of the shooting rampage that killed 20 first-graders.
By Michele McNeil and Alyson Klein, Education Week 1. What is the No Child Left Behind Act, and why do some states have waivers from it? The No Child Left Behind Act, a federal school-accountability law passed by Congress in 2001, called for all students to be proficient in …
John Legend, Saving Your Schools? Musician John Legend appeared at USC last night to promote his education reform agenda, according to the Daily Trojan. "If we think demography is destiny, we will allow our school system to confirm that belief," Legend said, echoing basically the entire reform movement. He serves on the board education advocacy group Stand for Children.