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...
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.
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
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]
WASHINGTON — No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn't winning popularity contests among House Democrats. Continue reading ? The post White House threatens veto of GOP bill to fix No Child Left Behind appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
When something goes well in Washington these days, it's worth noting. Republicans and Democrats now agree that the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) - the current name of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) - has failed to achieve its goals and needs to be fixed. Show More Summary
When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last year that the incessant focus on testing was “sucking the oxygen” out of public school classrooms, his statement seemed like a pointed criticism of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and of his own long-standing policies. For the...
Just about any discussion about No Child Left Behind is a contentious one. Discussions about the viability of the program will likely happen in Congress this year. It is reasonable to hypothesize that the issue of how money is spentShow More Summary
This year, I want to work with both parties in Congress to replace No Child Left Behind with a smarter law that addresses the overuse of standardized tests, makes a real investment in preschool, and gives every kid a fair shot in the...Show More Summary
More than 500 education researchers around the country have signed an open letter to Congress and the Obama administration about how the No Child Left Behind law should be rewritten, saying that they “strongly urge departing from test-focused reforms that not only have been discredited for high-stakes decisions, but also have shown to widen, not […]
The White House cranked up tensions surrounding federal plans for a new education law on Friday, criticizing the House Republicans’ overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as No Child Left Behind, in a report.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrote on the department’s website here that “for more than a decade, states and schools throughout this country have worked within the narrow confines of the No Child Left Behind law,” and that “it’s long past time to move past that law, and replace it with one that expands opportunity, increases […]
The Republican-dominated House education committee just approved legislation, H.R. 5, that is a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act with funding levels that critics say are inadequate to properly support K-12 public education. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate’s education committee, has released draft legislation that has been hit as well […]
These pretty charts from Third Way (Did No Child Left Behind Work) will change no one's mind, if we've learned anything about minds being changed, but I will share them anyway (with permission), and recommend you read their writeup of the reality behind NCLB's bad rap.
Congress is finally attempting to rewrite No Child Left Behind — a task it was supposed to accomplish in 2007 — even as Education Secretary Arne Duncan has predicted a 50-50 chance that the task will be completed. Hearings by legislators have started, and this past week Democrats in the House held a forum to […]
To the editor: The controversy over standardized testing is not whether it is necessary; it's over what to do with the results. ("No Child Left Behind test requirements deserve support from both parties," Op-Ed, Feb. 3)
WASHINGTON — House Democratic lawmakers are clawing to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law and its annual school testing requirements. They crowded into a small...Show More Summary