While No Child Left Behind was in effect, American girls and boys achieved math parity for the first time in history. Regardless, it was politically unpopular and now there are concerns girls will begin to slip back again. Along with...Show More Summary
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has been languishing for years, and Congress may now end up rewriting the law to fix its many flaws. In 2002, the law was enacted as a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with the intent of setting high standards for students and holding schools accountable to meet measurable success. Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling on Congress to preserve federal funding for after-school programs in a proposed reauthorization of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law. At a national summit in...Show More Summary
The worry is that if you leave it to the states, they will drop the ball, as they did in the past. -- HGSE professor Martin West (Schools Wait to See What Becomes of No Child Left Behind Law)
To see the NYTimes Editorial Board lie about education issues is entirely expected, but to see the same in news stories is a bit more disconcerting. This is from a piece yesterday on the fate of No Child Left Behind: No Child Left Behind required the public release of test scores by race, sex, disability and family income. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, 19 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Negro College Fund, issued a joint statement about what they would like to see in a newly written No Child Left Behind law, an exercise Congress is now attempting to complete. The statement (which you can read here) surprised many parents […]
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Lindsey Burke to discuss No Child Left Behind, why it's important in the fight against Common Core and the Uberization of education. The post No Child Left Behind and the Need to Uberize Education appeared first on RedState.
As Congress debates how to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a dozen district superintendents in Connecticut have issued a manifesto that spells out their view of real school reform that moves away from the standardized test-based accountability systems dominant for more than a dozen years. The following commentary (which has appeared in the CT Mirror) […]
There are reports on Capitol Hill that some progress is being made on the rewrite of No Child Left Behind, at least between the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate education committee. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the Republican committee chairman, and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, recently issued a statement saying: “During […]
Time and again, I hear this refrain from teachers, families, politicians, and advocates. As Congress moves to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the federal law which governs much of our K-12 education policy, it is time we remind...Show More Summary
With Congress now attempting to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law (the current version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary School Act), it’s a good time to look at what NCLB accomplished and did not accomplish. Here’s one attempt to answer that question, and the post below is another, this one looking entirely at […]
One bill, which attempted to reform No Child Left Behind, was discussed in the House yet pushed onto the Senate after protests from both Republicans and Democrats (but for different reasons).
Sent to the Los Angeles Times, Feb. 28, 2015Paul Peterson (Op-ed, Feb. 23) asserts that yearly testing done under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) resulted in increased test scores ("modest" gains in math), "solid evidence" in support of annual testing. Show More Summary
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 […]