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Can you name Don Henley's first solo hit? Don't air the 'Dirty Laundry'

I'll be the first to admit that even as a parent, I don't understand the details of education programs like Common Core and No Child Left Behind, but if you can read this blog post, then apparently you did something right in school and have proven Don Henley wrong that Johnny Can't Read.

No Child Left Behind and Common Core—Are They Working?

No Child Left Behind may not be meeting the needs of the many, only the few. Christian Lyons explores this disparity. The post No Child Left Behind and Common Core—Are They Working? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed. They relied on carrots and sticks and ignored intrinsic motivation. Show More Summary

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed. They relied on carrots and sticks and ignored intrinsic motivation. Show More Summary

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed. They relied on carrots and sticks and ignored intrinsic motivation. Show More Summary

How's your school doing?

Illinois schools no longer are labeled as failures or successes based on standardized test scores, as they were under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools now will be judged on a powerful set of measures that help parents and teachers know if their schools deliver results. That will...

Philadelphia schools have $5/student/year for supplies

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

"Education reform," the charter school movement (that siphons state funding for well-off kids into private hands), the racialized segregation of inner-city and suburban school districts, No Child Left Behind, and the scapegoating of teachers' unions has produced an education system that hardly even qualifies as an 18 year babysitting service. Read the rest

Old Lines releasing a new LP on No Sleep (stream a track)

by Andrew Sacher photo by Josh Sisk Baltimore's Old Lines is the current band of Mitch Roemer (ex-Pulling Teeth, Ruiner), and they'll be releasing a new album, No Child Left Behind, on October 14 via No Sleep (pre-order), their firs...

A win for Mike Pence and Indiana kids

Something interesting happened in Indiana on Thursday. In a big win for Gov. Mike Pence, the feds approved No Child Left Behind funds for the state, even though it had pulled out of Common Core. The Indianapolis Star reported: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan granted Indiana a one-year extension for its waiver from strict […]

‘We have a message for you, Secretary Arne Duncan’

Earlier this year, Washington became the first state to lose its waiver from the most onerous parts of No Child Left Behind, flexibility that the U.S. Education Department had granted to a number of states that promised to implement specific school reforms acceptable to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The reason given by the department was […]

Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Repealing Common Core Standards

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards and reverting to its previous academic standards by rescinding the state’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the second state ever to lose its waiver from the law. Show More Summary

Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: A Closer Look at the Common Core

From the very beginnings of No Child Left Behind, the strongest argument for attaching stakes to standardized tests has been one of Civil Rights. This argument is shorthand for equity in education, an end to the systemic neglect of children of color. Show More Summary

Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: A Closer Look at the Common Core

From the very beginnings of No Child Left Behind, the strongest argument for attaching stakes to standardized tests has been one of Civil Rights. This argument is shorthand for equity in education, an end to the systemic neglect of children of color. Show More Summary

7 Major Differences between No Child Left Behind and Common Core/Race to the Top

1. Focus of Accountability: Schools or Teachers Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), schools and school districts were held accountable based on student scores. Under Common Core/Race to the Top (CC/RttT), teachers are to be held accountable based on varying percentages of student scores from state to state. Show More Summary

Study rebuts negative reputation of 'No Child Left Behind'

The public perception that No Child Left Behind has increased burnout and lowered job satisfaction among teachers is unfounded, according to a recent study. The study found that, overall, the accountability pressures of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) did not have much of an impact on teachers' job satisfaction or commitment to the profession.

Study rebuts negative reputation of 'No Child Left Behind'

The public perception that No Child Left Behind has increased burnout and lowered job satisfaction among teachers is unfounded, according to a recent study co-authored by UT Dallas researcher Dr. James R. Harrington. The study, which...Show More Summary

No Child Left Behind: The Dumbest Math Tweets Of All Time

The Dumbest Math Tweets Of All Time Twitter can make you look great or make you look incredibly dumb. These people tried to use their brains for math and failed miserably because they ended up looking crazy as hell. Here

The REAL international story of American education

Linda Darling-Hammond said: Federal policy under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Department of Education’s ‘flexibility’ waivers has sought to address [the problem of international competitiveness] by beefing up testing policiesShow More Summary

Study: Little evidence that No Child Left Behind has hurt teacher job satisfaction

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2014 ? The conventional wisdom that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has eroded teacher job satisfaction and commitment is off the mark, according to new research published online today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. read more

Quotes: Another Bad Thing NCLB "Caused:" The End Of "Reading Rainbow"

Reading Rainbow was not cancelled because it was not effective. Reading Rainbow was the most used television resource in our nation’s classroom. In 2009, it was [cancelled] due to No Child Left Behind. - LeVar Burton (Criticism Of Reading Rainbow Is 'Bullsht')

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