“No one really cares, do they?” That is one of the reasons for why No Child Left Behind won’t be rewritten, according to a new report on what “education influentials” think will happen in the world of education. Actually, a lot of people care, because it affects what happens in classrooms to children, but, apparently, it’s […]
No Child Left Behind may have standardized evaluations for every child in the public education system through testing, but if you want to know why a student is not reaching national achievement goals, the best place to look is the source of instruction: teachers. Show More Summary
When you hear people talk about the explosion of standardized testing in public education in the No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top era, it may be hard to understand just what that means to a student sitting in a classroom. This may help explain: Fourth graders in the Pittsburgh Public Schools will take 33 […]
Excerpt from Secretary of Education Rod Paige's letter explaining the No Child Left Behind Act. Dear Parent: On January 8, 2002, when the No Child Left Behind Act became the law of the land, we began a new era of education in our nation’s history. Show More Summary
by Rebekah O'Brien Oct. 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Onufers knew they wanted to adopt. They'd known for a long time. What they didn't expect was to be given four children from a "high-risk" situation...all at once. After visiting China and seeing children in extreme poverty, Ryan and Erica were both convinced…
NEA president Dennis Von Roekel has made this argument: "Under the No Child Left Behind law, states have released test results that supposedly tell us how many students are proficient in math and reading. The problem is, each state sets its own benchmark for proficiency, and different students are held to different standards. Show More Summary
Bill Ayers spoke at Elgin Community College today. Below is a clip of Bill Ayers giving his thoughts on Common Core and Race to the Top. “Race to the Top in my view is No Child Left behind in Drag” Common Core – “it’s a disaster”
Hunger affects one in five children in America, and the problem often plays out in the classroom. Hungry children struggle to concentrate in class, visit the school nurse with daily headaches and stomach aches, and may act out because their stomachs are growling. Show More Summary
The federal provisions that define "highly qualified teachers" in the No Child Left Behind Act could soon be a thing of the past if U.S. House legislation is signed into law. The Student Success Act, drafted by Minnesota Republican John Kline, calls for removal of teacher hiring requirements at the federal level. Show More Summary
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is one of eight California districts that have been granted a federal waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the disastrous federal education policy we?ve been suffering under since the George Bush presidency. Show More Summary
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's No Child Left Behind waivers don't just try to force teachers to teach to the test, it turns out. They also leave behind some disadvantaged students. Under the waivers, states no longer have to as...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — States can request permission to ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law through the spring of 2016, the U.S. Education Department said Thursday. The long-term offer underscores the intensive work states...Show More Summary
Every child can succeed regardless of their race, ethnicity or socioeconomic background. The cycle of poverty in which many American families live is breakable; low-income families need to be viewed as assets, not barriers, to their children's success.
Study: Waivers leave behind at-risk students AP: Millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as the Education Department gives states permission to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind, according to a study education advocates released Tuesday. Show More Summary
The shift from the wrong-headed policies of No Child Left Behind to the new Common Core and its tests is nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic failure of education in America.
AGREE TO DISAGREE: While federal officials say Kansas failed to meet a deadline for implementing new teacher and principal evaluation standards, state education administrators argue they never agreed to the federal timeline. By Travis Perry ? Kansas Watchdog OSAWATOMIE — When it comes to implementing education reforms there’s a federal timeline, and there’s a Kansas...
The $100M money angle shouldn't be ignored here, nor the 20-student subgroup size nor the 14-member council. What happened to Clovis? Arne Duncan gives No Child Left Behind waivers to California districts Washington Post: The Obama administration...Show More Summary
Deanell Tacha (Dean, Pepperdine), No Law Student Left Behind, 24 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev. 353 (2013): Dean Tacha examines legal education through the lens of the "no child left behind" discourse. Inspired by the controversy generated by this federal legislation focusing on elementary education standards, Dean Tacha evaluates legal...
By Jami Lund | Freedom Foundation Every long while, the federal lawmakers readjust the laws authorizing federal spending on education. No Child Left Behind was the last time. That is, until just recently. On July 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a proposal that restores a measure of state control. The Republican-controlled House passed...
"Pro editor Marty Kady leads a roundtable discussion with education editor Nirvi Shah and reporters Libby Nelson and Stephanie Simon on changes to Common Core, the status of legislation to overhaul No Child Left Behind, and the deal on student loans."