...but this is a list you do not want to be at the top of... As The Burning Platform's Jim Quinn so eloquently exclaims... Thank God for the Department of Education and Common Core. No child is being left behind in our quest for idiocy. Show More Summary
Think the end of the No Child Left Behind Act means the end of federal micromanagement? You may have to think again. As I’ve laid out before, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has several ambiguities that seem to keep the door open...Show More Summary
You may have heard that, in early December, amid great fanfare, President Obama replaced the terrible No Child Left Behind law and replaced it with the "Every Student Succeeds Act" which, among other things, gave more power to the states when it came to educational standards, moving them away from the federal government. Show More Summary
Starting next year, California and seven other states will have more control over how they spend the millions of federal dollars tied to a questionable tutoring program. Under the George W. Bush administration's No Child Left Behind law, schools that serve high concentrations of poor students and...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The U.S. Education Department is not relenting on requirements to test students on math and language arts abilities, despite the end of No Child Left Behind, and it reminded some states that federal funding could...Show More Summary
It has to do with resources.
“While No Child Left Behind named the arts as a “core academic subject of learning,” gaps in access to arts learning persisted. In fact, despite the clear evidence of the value of learning in and through the arts, the U.S. Department of Education’s own research finds that the highest poverty schools in this country have […]
Former State Board of Education chair Gery Chico violated a conflict-of-interest policy when he weighed in on a question before the board about supplemental education funding without disclosing that his wife owns a company that provides those services, a state ethics office has found. Chico, a City...
It’s not entirely Clinton’s fault. President Barack Obama handed Republicans a huge win in December, repealing the thicket of federal rules called No Child Left Behind, while also gutting Washington’s authority to lead on education... Show More Summary
Congress last month finally rewrote No Child Left Behind (eight years late) and delivered a new K-12 education law to the country called the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. The new law js intended to fix some of the most egregious problems with NCLB, and return significant education policy-making power to the states. But […]
Calling December's bipartisan reform of No Child Left Behind an "important step" in better preparing American students for the workforce, President Barack Obama said he will push for more college affordability in his final year in office. Continue reading ? The post Obama: ‘We have to make college affordable for every American’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
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Librarians have MUCH to be proud of in the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The long-awaited rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, most recently also known as No Child Left Behind) sailed though both theShow More Summary
I am not excited about the Every Student Succeeds Act, the most recent version of ESEA and the replacement for No Child Left Behind. It's not that I don't appreciate the good parts or hate the bad parts. I'm not delighted to see social impact bonds tossed into the mix, nor am I pleased to see the doors opened for performance based education. Show More Summary
Higher education and K-12 have switched places in the hierarchy of national issues. Whether higher education reformers will be able to learn from the lessons of No Child Left Behind is an open question.
Michael Gerson sees that the education bill passed by Congress is a retreat from the large federal role envisioned by the No Child Left Behind Act–and he’s not happy about it. He thinks it’s terrible that some states and localities will be able to continue to fail black students without the federal government’s doing anything about it. Show More Summary
The couple from San Bernadino who launched a murderous attack on their fellow citizens in California recently, left behind a six month old baby, a small child with no knowledge of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Mormonism, Hinduism or even Atheism. Show More Summary
When President Barack Obama signed the new Every Student Succeeds Act earlier this month, many school leaders, education advocates, and policy makers of all stripes rejoiced. The new law replaces the troubled No Child Left Behind Act...Show More Summary
In December 2003, parents in Beverly, Massachusetts, got a rude shock. A small, affluent city about half an hour north of Boston, Beverly was widely regarded as having one of the strongest urban school districts in the region. But a state Department of Education report that month told a different story. In the jargon of […]
Senate Majority Leader Senator Sen. Mitch McConnell touted achievements of the majority in the Senate such as a balanced budget, reform of No Child Left Behind, and the transportation bill