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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

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There are so many things in this post that have left me speechless, Renny. I had no idea Norway was THAT forward-thinking! "10 months fully paid maternity leave after the birth of a child?" That's unbelievable. You can be so proud of your heritage in this regard. WOW.

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

Police: Kiara Officer Left Her Small Children Alone To Party With Friends

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Dear 23-year-old Kiara Officer: You’ve been arrested for child neglect after allegedly leaving your five-year-old daughter and two-year-old son alone at home. Yes, alone. No adult supervision. For nine hours. In conditions I wouldn’t leave a dog in. Show More Summary

No Child Left Un-assisted: A Day at the Playground

. A dismaying letter followed by an infuriating news item. Aren’t you glad you got up today? Dear Free-Range Kids:  . My girlfriend and I were strolling through the Western North Carolina Nature Center. There’s a lovely climbing structure for the kids that is supposed to resemble a spider’s web. Though there is the usual soft material […]

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 >>

Mike's Blog Round Up

They say that Wednesday's child is fair of face, and today's links are definitely beautiful. Welcome Back To Pottersville takes on the notion that the Dems have lurched left by showing us how the GOP has gone off the rails. No Longer...Show More Summary

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

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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

“N.J. Supreme Court to Decide if Leaving Kid in Car for a Few Minutes Equals Child Abuse”

On a cool and overcast day, a mother in New Jersey left her sleeping child in a running car for a few minutes to enter a store, with no injurious consequences — except that she herself was tossed onto a child abuse registry. She is now contesting the denial of a hearing, and David Pimentel […] “N.J. Show More Summary

Bethany Hamilton Baby Bump Pic: How Cool Is This?!?

Bethany Hamilton is expecting her first child in just a few weeks. But the mother-to-be is already sending her impending newborn an important life lesson: have no fear, kid! Hamilton, a surfer who lost lost her left arm in a shark attack...Show More Summary

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

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