A bipartisan agreement to replace George W. Bush’s signature No Child Left Behind law could pass next month.
As Congress continues conferencing on its bill overhauling No Child Left Behind, news just keeps on popping up that shows why you just can’t trust Democratic machine-run states and localities to handle education appropriately. This is an ongoing problem that I've written about before here and here. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. After years of trying, Congress is finally on the verge of rewriting the 2002 law. HouseShow More Summary
Congress is set to approve a new education law, which will revise the highly controversial No Child Left Behind Act. According to reports, the proposed legislation was approved by House and Senate negotiators on Thursday. Although Congress expected to vote in favor of the new education law next month, it is unclear whether President Barack... Show More Summary
House and Senate negotiators approved a compromise framework Thursday that merges two different education bills that cleared the House and Senate in July. The law has been up for renewal since 2007, but contentious disagreement over such things as the role of the federal government in education stymied passage of an updated bill. [...]Show More Summary
After eight years of trying, Democrats and GOP find agreement on new federal K-12 education bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is pressing ahead with efforts to update the much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law. A bipartisan conference committee of about two dozen lawmakers met Wednesday to work on compromise legislation...Show More Summary
ESEA Conference Committee Kicks Off, NCLB One Step Closer to Extinction PK12: School districts and state officials have begged Congress to update the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act, and it looks like they're on the verge of getting their wish. Show More Summary
[...] the framework sharply reduces the federal role in education policy, even as it requires states to intervene to help struggling schools and give all children the opportunity for a quality education.
Is Congress finally gearing up to pass a new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act? Over the summer, both the House and Senate passed rewrites of ESEA, an LBJ-born initiative that dramatically increased the federal government’s role in K–12 education. Show More Summary
“Adult actors, cast overseers, teachers, and choreographers make sure no child is left behind when it comes to keeping grades up, feeling protected, and maintaining as much of real life for their young castmates as possible.” A director, choreographer, or touring company manager “must deal with tutors, handlers, and parents as an airport-runway controller would […]
The more you hear about attempts to improve the nation's schools, the sorrier you have to feel for the kids. After years of "No Child Left Behind" and "Race to the Top" initiatives, national test scores dived deeper into failure and mediocrity in the last reading. In a stunning reversal, the Obama...
After 8 years of trying, congressional negotiators agree on a bill to shift power over K-12 back to states
Is pre-kindergarten part of elementary and secondary education? By definition, no. But according to preliminary reports about what is in a compromise to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act – really, the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – a preschool “competitive grant” program will be added to the law. Show More Summary
With White House rethinking tests, Washington wants its ‘No Child Left Behind’ waiver back Seattle Times: With federal waivers — which Washington had for awhile — school districts didn’t have to set aside some of their federal funds to pay for private tutoring for students attending schools where test scores fell under certain levels. Show More Summary
Almost 15 years ago, a Republican president and Democratic congressional leaders forged a landmark education law. The law known as No Child Left Behind set strict requirements for academic achievement as measured by standardized tests. It was intended to hold teachers, principals and schools accountable...
Arne Duncan challenges the country to deal with educational inequity Washington Post: Education Secretary Arne Duncan thinks the chances that Congress will replace No Child Left Behind, the main K-12 federal education law now eight years overdue for revision, took a nosedive with House Speaker John Boehner's decision to retire. Show More Summary
House Speaker Boehner, Key Architect of NCLB, to Resign From Congress PK12:&nbsdivp;Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, was the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce committee when Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, and played a key role in shepherding NCLB through the legislative process. Show More Summary
In 2001, Senator Ted Kennedy and Representative John Boehner joined hands and authored the most consequential piece of federal education legislation in decades, the No Child Left Behind Act. Can we even imagine such a bipartisan legislative...Show More Summary
Speaker’s decision to step down complicates the languishing effort to replace federal education law