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Public can comment on West Virginia education plan draft

The West Virginia Department of Education is allowing the public to comment on a draft of a state replacement plan for the No Child Left Behind Act. States must submit … Click to Continue »

Teaching without training

(Brigham Young University) Despite efforts from No Child Left Behind to promote 'highly qualified' teaching, recent research shows that just 36 percent of new secondary science teachers are teaching only in their trained subject.

HEROIC: Former US Special Forces soldier braves gunfire to rescue a child from ISIS [VIDEO]

With the way the news is today, you would be completely justified in thinking that there is no good left in the world. Despite the fact that I’m completely immersed

West Virginia meetings on education plan start next week

The West Virginia Department of Education plans a series of public meetings starting next week as it develops a state replacement plan for the No Child Left Behind Act. States … Click to Continue »

California putting vulnerable students in harm’s way

This year, states are casting off No Child Left Behind’s one-size-fits-all schoolhouse shackles and experimenting with innovative ways to hold schools accountable. Some states are measuring school climate, access to advanced coursework, or socioemotional skills. Show More Summary

Mother is arrested for abandoning her one-year-old son at a 'drug house' for three days with no food or diaper changes

3 months agoNews / Crime : True Crime Today

A Florida woman was arrested after a neighbor found her one-year-old son at a suspected drug house, where the child was left for three days with no food or change of diaper.Ashley Baskett left the boy at a home on Bowman Street in Brevard County, near Cocoa, earlier this week, reported Click Orlando. Show More Summary

Start state secondary schools later in the morning for better student health

Mandates to local school districts from on high — whether that’s Sacramento or Washington, D.C. — don’t always work out for the best for students and parents. They can backfire — see No Child Left Behind standards from the George W. Bush era — or inspire some extremely creative accounting on the part of districts […]

Oregon plans broader rating system for schools

Oregon intends to shift how it evaluates schools and intervenes in those with the poorest results, moving from the rigid model required under No Child Left Behind to a more … Click to Continue »

West Virginia to hold series of meetings on education plan

The West Virginia Department of Education plans to hold a series of meetings as it develops a state replacement plan for the No Child Left Behind Act. States must submit … Click to Continue »

In reading, kindergarten became the new first grade, thanks to No Child Left Behind

Children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had in 2001. Researchers say this means that in general, children are better readers at a younger age. While Common Core has been widely...Show More Summary

UN peacekeepers' child sex ring left victims, but no arrests

In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. They begged and scavenged … Click to Continue »

Robert Reich: Cynical GOP left ‘rudderless and leaderless’ by backing ‘unhinged narcissistic’ Trump

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in charge. Instead, we have as president an unhinged narcissistic child who tweets absurd lies and holds rallies to prop up his fragile ego, whose conflicts of financial interest are ubiquitous, and whose presidency is under a “gray cloud” of...

School ratings should rate what’s important, not just what’s easy to calculate

Remember that old saying “what gets measured gets done”? In our data-driven schools, “What gets measured gets taught.” Since No Child Left Behind was signed in 2002, states, including the District, have been required to rate schools based on reading and math test scores.  The unsurprising result: According to multiple reports, the time spent on […]

Ohio delays submitting education plan, will review feedback

State officials will spend more time reviewing public feedback before sending federal regulators Ohio's education and accountability plan under the law that replaced No Child Left Behind. Ohio intended to … Click to Continue »

Dem Epiphany: Public Education Under Siege

In 2001, Democrats joined Republicans to create a massive school privatization corporate welfare plan known as No Child Left Behind. With fanciful performance targets and unbending rules, which every education policy person knew would...Show More Summary

Drilling into a child's leg left me thinking about empathy in nursing

I was caught unaware by a rush of feeling. If staff no longer remember the human aspect of this job, it’s time to leave I take a breath to steady myself. I’m about to drill into a child’s leg. She’s awake. I’m part of a team who are desperate to get intravenous access into a eight-year-old. Show More Summary

DeVos' Power To Do Nothing

The new federal law Every Students Succeeds Act, replacing No Child Left Behind, gutted many powers of the Secretary of Education. In this new legal landscape, the Secretary's greatest and most destructive power thus may be the ability...Show More Summary

ACA hasn't reduced socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening

The Affordable Care Act may be leaving American policy shortly after its chief advocate leaves office. Democrats are keenly aware that the incoming administration may do to Obamacare what President Obama did to No Child Left Behind and NASA's Constellation program. Show More Summary

DeVos Will Make Democrat's Charter Plan Easier to Sell

A few years back Diane Ravitch was forced to admit openly what the opponents of testing accountability knew when No Child Left Behind became law: the ridiculous goal of 100% percent student proficiency in reading and math could never...Show More Summary

Hide Ya Kids: Minnesota Schoolbus Driver Leaves 20 Kids Roadside After Calling Them The N-Word

9 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Middle School Kids Left Stranded After Racist Bus Driver Forced Them Off Bus This has been a week full of crazy bus driver stories and while this one doesn’t compare to the tragedy in Chattanooga, no child should ever

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