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Spotlight on Sentencing

The BBC reports that Scotland's criminal justice system has spared no expense in defending Ross Dunn, a low life scumbag who left a four-week-old baby girl with a fractured skull, broken leg and such severe ye damage that the child is now registered blind. Show More Summary

This Latest Hot-Car-Related Death of a Child Isn't at All What You'd Expect

There's sadly been no shortage of "Child Left in Hot Car" headlines this Summer, but the latest death isn't one most parents would ever expect. Zachary Elshaarawy, a 5-year-old boy from Texas, didn't die because his dad left him in the...Show More Summary

Right on banks, wrong on schools: “No Child Left Behind wasn’t designed for the types of realities in my school”

A congressman says even progressive Democrats fall for "accountability," over-testing and phony education "reform"

District families lose buses to higher performing schools

Crosstown buses were a little-used provision of the No Child Left Behind law.

Every Latino Child Left Behind

In 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was instituted and changed the way public schools operated. For the first time in the history of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), NCLB marked a deliberate and strong federal approach to increase equity in education. Show More Summary

Here's What Americans Want From A No Child Left Behind Overhaul

As members of the Senate and House of Representatives work to find compromise on their respective overhauls of the No Child Left Behind Act, Americans are expressing agreement with a central tenet in both chambers’ proposals: the federal government should have less influence over standardized tests. Show More Summary

On Teaching: A High School Teacher Points to a Value Beyond Money

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Are we at a point where helping children needs to be justified through a link to some economic value? Connections like that have led to the nearsighted and nearly meaningless standardized tests developed under No Child Left Behind and Race to The Top.

Inner-City Arts Empowers Underserved Kids In Los Angeles To Discover Purpose Through Expression

With even steeper cuts to federal funding, intense debates continue regarding the removal of art programs from public schools. Since President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind act in 2002, declaring all children would have...Show More Summary

Fine, a new No Child Left Behind. But what if students don't learn?

The landmark 2002 No Child Left Behind law was built on compelling principles: All children can learn. Every school should be held responsible for students' academic growth.

Maps: All But 8 States Have NCLB Waivers Now

In a piece titled Why No Child Left Behind must be fixed, in one map, the Washington Examiner (I know) notes that the waiver system we're operating under currently (thanks, Arne Duncan) has more strings than NCLB or its likely successor.

Education groups urge Congress to finish the job on No Child Left Behind

Teachers, principals, superintendents and parents want to see a new education law on the books ASAP.

Fulfilling the goals of NCLB

Sent to the Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2015There is a consensus that No Child Left Behind didn't work ("Can two federal bills finally fulfill goals of No Child Left Behind?" July 19), but the congressional proposals for the new education law either focus on the wrong issues (federal vs. Show More Summary

Time for a stronger No Child Left Behind

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Here are two things that should seem obvious about the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the George W. Bush-era law that for the last 14 years has, for both better and worse, been pushing schools to improve education for disadvantaged students:

Can two federal bills finally fulfill goals of No Child Left Behind?

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The No Child Left Behind law had an ambitious goal to reform America's public schools 16 years ago: Every student, everywhere, would be academically successful by 2014.

Bush welcomes key legislation

The House’s and Senate’s passage of  similar legislation to reauthorize No Child Left Behind is an important win for education reformers and activists concerned about federal interference in the nation’s K-12 classrooms. The Post reported: The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan rewrite of No Child Left Behind, the main federal education law, that would […]

Background Check Provision Gets Chucked From No Child Left Behind Rewrite

In the final days of debates over the Senate’s bill to replace No Child Left Behind, which passed with unusual bipartisan support yesterday, various amendments got offered up and obliterated at lightning speed. Among the more unfortunate casualties was Sen. Show More Summary

What was missing — unfortunately — in the No Child Left Behind debate

Steven Singer, a teacher and parent, says he feels like he has entered “a parallel universe.” A veteran Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Pennsylvania with a masters degree in education, Singer watched the House of Representatives and Senate debate and pass differing legislation aimed at rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act, and he can’t […]

5 things to know about Congress’ rewrites of No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON — No one thinks it'll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would rewrite the nation's much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law. Continue reading ? The post 5 things to know about Congress’ rewrites of No Child Left Behind appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate passes No Child Left Behind rewrite, would shrink federal role

House and Senate lawmakers now will negotiate the differences between their education bills.

AM News: What Next For NCLB Rewrite?

Senate Votes Overwhelmingly For Bipartisan No Child Left Behind Rewrite HuffPost: However, the bill’s next steps are unclear, since even its supporters concede President Barack Obama is unlikely to sign it in its current form. See also NYT, HuffPost. Show More Summary

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