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The Education Law Everyone Wants to Fix

When it comes to setting standards for America’s public schools, there’s a remarkable degree of consensus: The system the federal government has in place—known as No Child Left Behind—doesn’t work. Fixing it, however, is about to set...Show More Summary

John Thompson: What Does New Orleans Test Score Growth Really Mean?

Let’s recall the excitement in 2007 when Bruce Fuller, Katheryn Gesicki, Erin Kang, and Joseph Wright published Is the No Child Left Behind Act Working? Fuller et. al showed that NAEP test score growth had largely declined after NCLB took effect, but states reported huge gains on their standardized tests. Show More Summary

More states, DC receive waivers on No Child Left Behind standards

The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia more flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. Continue reading ? The post More states, DC receive waivers on No Child Left Behind standards appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Feds renew No Child Left Behind waivers for D.C. and seven states

The District and seven states will remain exempt from key parts of No Child Left Behind, freeing them from the most burdensome provisions of the federal education law that left many schools facing sanctions. Read full article >>

Education groups to Congress: Please get rid of No Child Left Behind, already

Enough, Congress! Time to finally get rid of No Child Left Behind. That’s the message that the nation’s two largest teachers unions and eight other major education groups, including the National PTA, are planning to deliver at a Tuesday news conference. Show More Summary

America's most far-reaching education law may finally be updated

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, colloquially referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), hasn't had a rewrite since 2002, though it's been up for reauthorization since 2007 and there have been many attempts to address its flaws. Show More Summary

Civil-Rights Groups, Teachers Union Clash Over ‘No Child Left Behind

Civil-rights groups and the country’s largest teachers union are at odds over the role of testing as Congress moves to fix the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, setting up a battle among Democratic-aligned groups that could make it tough to forge a bill that will garner necessary votes for passage

As Congress debates No Child Left Behind: Who should decide which schools are failing kids?

From Rand Paul on the right to Elizabeth Warren on the left, members of the Senate education committee pushed aside their policy disagreements earlier this spring when they voted unanimously in favor of a bipartisan revision to the widely reviled No Child Left Behind law. Read full article >>

Tribal School Gains 'Historic' Waiver From No Child Left Behind Rules

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The Miccosukee Indian School has received a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act, making it the first individual school to be granted flexibility in meeting the strict requirements of the federal law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan...Show More Summary

In a first, tribal school wins its own waiver from No Child Left Behind

A tribal school in Florida has been granted relief from the most onerous provisions of No Child Left Behind, making it the first tribal school in the nation to win its own waiver from the nation’s main federal education law.Read full article >>

JOY PULLMANN: The Civil Disobedience Charles Murray Wants Has Already Arrived. The federal do-go…

JOY PULLMANN: The Civil Disobedience Charles Murray Wants Has Already Arrived. The federal do-gooders who framed No Child Left Behind back in 2001 never envisioned that parents would take exception to their mandate that every child in grades three through eight (and once in high school) face annual math and reading tests. So the law […]

Education reformers have it all wrong: Accountability from above never works, great teaching always does

Common Core or No Child Left Behind -- reformers always try to manage change from above. It fails & hurts our kids

Why calling school reform ‘corporate reform’ is an insult to corporate reform

School reform in the age of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top has for years been referred to by critics as “corporate reform.” Why? Because many school reformers seek to privatize the public education system, and they want the public education system to be operated like a business, even though it is […]

The Creative Classroom: Why America Depends on Schools That Think Differently

Education reform is one of the most troubled areas of U.S. domestic policy. As politicians on both sides debate the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind, they should keep in mind that some of the most vexing problems they struggle to solve are caused by the very strategies for reform they are now reviewing. Show More Summary

A Step Forward in Washington, a Step Back in New York

Something stunning happened this week in Congress. The Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 22-0 to overhaul No Child Left Behind. That's right, policymakers from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) listened to the people they're sworn to represent and found common ground on public education. Sens. Show More Summary

Kill the Whole Jellyfish, or the Tentacles Will Grow

There’s a lot of debate right now about whether conservatives (I don’t know if anyone thinks libertarians can be reached) should support current No Child Left Behind reauthorization efforts. The “support this” argument is that billsShow More Summary

4 Things You Should Know About The Senate's Overhaul Of No Child Left Behind

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A Senate committee pushed an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act a step closer Thursday, passing a rewritten version called the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. The vote by the Committee on on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions,...Show More Summary

Senate panel votes unanimously in favor of No Child Left Behind revision

The Senate education committee voted unanimously Thursday in favor of a bill to revise the nation’s main education law, sending the measure to the Senate floor for consideration later this spring.The 22-to-0 vote was an unusual example of bipartisanship in a Congress known for its polarization and gridlock. Show More Summary

Four key principles for NCLB rewrite that would help vulnerable kids

Congress is now attempting to rewrite the fatally flawed No Child Left Behind, the current version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  NCLB was supposed to be rewritten in 2007 but Congress never saw its way to getting the job done, so it and its impossible goals — such as having virtually all […]

Four key principles for NCLB rewrite that would help vulnerable kids

Congress is now attempting to rewrite the fatally flawed No Child Left Behind, the current version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  NCLB was supposed to be rewritten in 2007 but Congress never saw its way to getting the job done, so it and its impossible goals — such as having virtually all […]

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