LifeNews has covered so many stories about infanticide and abandoned babies over the years, but this one is much different. Katheryn Deprill is looking for her birth mother. No, she’s not an infant child whose mother recently left her someplace. Instead, she’s a 27-year-old whose mother left her at a Burger King not long after […]
Giving birth ranks among the scariest moments for any mother. It certainly was for me. I was living in Hong Kong at the time when my second child was born. And he was born in a hurry. He came so fast that I actually thought I'd giveShow More Summary
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee seeks to keep waiver from No Child Left Behind law The Oregonian: Jay Inslee says he had a productive meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Sunday to discuss options to preserve the state's waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. Show More Summary
The billions of ready cash from No Child Left Behind provided a dollar-powered incubator for the birth of the modern day education industry. State and local education agencies in search of quick solutions to meet NCLB’s impossible demands...Show More Summary
Won't somebody please care for the children? Sorry, Helen Lovejoys of the world, these 10 eerie abandoned daycare centers just don't care any more.
Ever since the No Child Left Behind Act was implemented in early 2002, states have been required to establish definitions of "adequate yearly progress" for schools that receive any federal funding. If a school does not meet the adequate...Show More Summary
Scared? That Becky is brave! Teachers getting popped left and right… and she took the shot (no pun intended). A 24-year-old teacher is charged with child rape and her career could be over. NDN
No child left without basic resourcesPublished in the Washington Post, Feb. 7. 2014 Before we worry about no child left unconnected to the Internet [“Broadband in schools gets FCC push,” news, Feb. 3], how about no child left unfed,Show More Summary
EdSource’s Kathryn Baron, in NCLB Co-author Says He Never Anticipated Federal Law Would Force Testing Obsession, reports that Rep. George Miller, an architect of No Child Left Behind, says that he did not intend to create “what someShow More Summary
No child left behind pleighboi! Teacher Suspended For Assigning Lil Wayne Lyrics For Homework Via BET reports: An English teacher in Boyton Beach, Fla., was given a three-day suspension for assigning eighth graders Lil Wayne lyrics as homework. According to
It’s the year that all U.S. public schools were supposed to reach 100% student proficiency. It didn’t happen, of course. The law under which that was mandated, No Child Left Behind, has crashed and burned, but, unfortunately, its worst ideas haven’t. Writing about this is Lisa Guisbond of The National Center for Fair & Open […]
As we address the issue of quality in healthcare, there is much to be learned from other industries. I believe our current approach, though, is a dangerous one, one that won’t yield the desired results. Thus far, we’ve approached quality assurance as if healing were an industrial process, a process similar to those that yield [...]
If you remember your No Child Left Behind history, 2014 is the year that all children were supposed to be scoring proficient on standardized tests. That was, of course, a ridiculous goal, which the authors of the bill knew full well when they wrote it, and a symbol for just how misguided school reform has […]
I’ve argued many times that a good start for real education reform, instead of reinventing a square wheel, would be for other states to clone Massachusetts’ educational system (in the spirit of No Child Left Behind and Race to the … Continue reading ?
States Struggle To Overhaul Schools After No Child Left Behind HuffPost: The department on Monday released results from audits of the way six states -- New York, Delaware, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi and Connecticut -- are replacing No Child Left Behind. Show More Summary
by Lindsey Cosgrove Pretty much no one likes standardized tests. The concept is nothing new, of course – the New York State Regent Exam dates back to Civil War times. A century and a half later, the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) hinged all of the federal government’s reward and punishment on a […]
Professor Warren Blumenfeld on why we must reform education in the United States.
Following Columbine and 9-11 came No Child Left Behind, which together created a perfect storm of oppressive school practices that would play out most harshly among the poor. With NCLB’s impossible testing targets, urban schools in particular...Show More Summary
Two States Approved for ESEA Teacher Evaluation Extension Waiver PoliticsK12: Two states—Nevada and Mississippi—will get extra time to implement the teacher-evaluation portion of their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, the U.S. Show More Summary
“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 […]