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Stereotype threat lowers math performance in women, even if women think it doesn't

While No Child Left Behind was in effect, American girls and boys achieved math parity for the first time in history. Regardless, it was politically unpopular and now there are concerns girls will begin to slip back again. Along with...Show More Summary

3 big ways No Child Left Behind failed

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has been languishing for years, and Congress may now end up rewriting the law to fix its many flaws. In 2002, the law was enacted as a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with the intent of setting high standards for students and holding schools accountable to meet measurable success. Show More Summary

Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls On Congress To Save Funding For After-School Programs

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling on Congress to preserve federal funding for after-school programs in a proposed reauthorization of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law. At a national summit in...Show More Summary

Quotes: Why NCLB Can't Just Give States/Schools The Money

The worry is that if you leave it to the states, they will drop the ball, as they did in the past. -- HGSE professor Martin West (Schools Wait to See What Becomes of No Child Left Behind Law)

NYTimes Gets It Wrong on Effects of NCLB

To see the NYTimes Editorial Board lie about education issues is entirely expected, but to see the same in news stories is a bit more disconcerting. This is from a piece yesterday on the fate of No Child Left Behind: No Child Left Behind required the public release of test scores by race, sex, disability and family income. Show More Summary

‘You do not speak for our children’

Earlier this year, 19 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Negro College Fund, issued a joint statement about what they would like to see in a newly written No Child Left Behind law, an exercise Congress is now attempting to complete.  The statement (which you can read here) surprised many parents […]

No Child Left Behind and the Need to Uberize Education

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Lindsey Burke to discuss No Child Left Behind, why it's important in the fight against Common Core and the Uberization of education. The post No Child Left Behind and the Need to Uberize Education appeared first on RedState.

Superintendents issue ‘clear and compelling vision’ for school reform

As Congress debates how to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a dozen district superintendents in Connecticut have issued a manifesto that spells out their view of real school reform that moves away from the standardized test-based accountability systems dominant for more than a dozen years. The following commentary (which has appeared in the CT Mirror) […]

Why reports of progress on No Child Left Behind rewrite may not be a good sign

There are reports on Capitol Hill that some progress is being made on the rewrite of No Child Left Behind, at least between the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate education committee. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the Republican committee chairman, and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, recently issued a statement saying: “During […]

It's All About the Children

Time and again, I hear this refrain from teachers, families, politicians, and advocates. As Congress moves to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the federal law which governs much of our K-12 education policy, it is time we remind...Show More Summary

No Child Left Behind: What standardized test scores reveal about its legacy

With Congress now attempting to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law (the current version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary School Act), it’s a good time to look at what NCLB accomplished and did not accomplish. Here’s one attempt to answer that question, and the post below is another, this one looking entirely at […]

Republicans are on the Way to Reform American Education

One bill, which attempted to reform No Child Left Behind, was discussed in the House yet pushed onto the Senate after protests from both Republicans and Democrats (but for different reasons).

Evidence lacking for annual testing

Sent to the Los Angeles Times, Feb. 28, 2015Paul Peterson (Op-ed, Feb. 23) asserts that yearly testing done under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) resulted in increased test scores ("modest" gains in math), "solid evidence" in support of annual testing. Show More Summary

The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB

With a Republican controlled Senate and a Republican controlled House, it appears likely that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), first enacted in 1965 and re-authorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, may finally again...

Jeb Bush and Common Core Misconceptions

Juleanna Glover: Jeb Bush's support for regular testing and high education standards has led some to mistake him as a proxy for President Obama’s interpretation of No Child Left Behind.

GOP Left Behind as Obama’s Expected Veto Spells Disaster For Republican Education Bill

Shortly after his Keystone Pipeline veto, President Obama is gearing up to veto yet another Republican backed bill aimed at fixing the “No Child Left Behind” act. Obama called the bill “a significant step backwards.” The “No Child Left Behind” was a legislative hallmark of George W. Show More Summary

One Key Part of Fixing No Child Left Behind: Take Out the Racial Focus

I enjoyed Frederick Hess’s article today, and was particularly happy to see this:  “[Education Secretary Arne] Duncan’s wish list has included race-based performance targets.... The Student Success Act [the Republican No Child Left Behind...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

The historic role actually belongs to the states. “President Obama would veto the House Republican plan to overhaul the controversial No Child Left Behind law, his administration said Wednesday.... The bill ‘abdicates the historic federal role in elementary and secondary education of ensuring the educational progress of all of America’s students, including […]

White House may veto GOP efforts to overhaul ‘No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort “a significant step backwards.” The veto threat came as lawmakers were set to debate the … Continue reading ? The post White House may veto GOP efforts to overhaul ‘No Child Left Behind’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Did No Child Left Behind’s test-based reforms fail? Or not?

Earlier this month I published part of a policy memo from the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder under this headline: “No Child Left Behind’s test-based policies failed. Will Congress keep them anyway?” The memo — written by Kevin Welner, director of the NEPC, an attorney and a UC Boulder professor […]

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