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Gorgeous Hawaiian school features an outdoor auditorium and reef pool so no child is left indoors

This multi-building campus features at its heart a winged-canopy open air auditorium, where students gather for announcements, assemblies, and other events. The eight-paneled pavilion "roof" is brightly colored and vaguely reminiscent of a circus tent, bringing

Republicans are on the Way to Reform American Education

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).

Evidence lacking for annual testing

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

No Child Left Indoors

Following the trend of many Presidents before him, President Obama has been using the authorities granted in the Antiquities Act to establish and expand new National Monuments all over the country. When the President established the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument last year, it was the 13th time he use the Antiquities Act to increase…

The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB

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...

Jeb Bush and Common Core Misconceptions

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.

GOP Left Behind as Obama’s Expected Veto Spells Disaster For Republican Education Bill

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

One Key Part of Fixing No Child Left Behind: Take Out the Racial Focus

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

Morning Bits

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 […]

White House may veto GOP efforts to overhaul ‘No Child Left Behind’

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.

Did No Child Left Behind’s test-based reforms fail? Or not?

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 […]

White House threatens veto of GOP bill to fix No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON — No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn't winning popularity contests among House Democrats. Continue reading ? The post White House threatens veto of GOP bill to fix No Child Left Behind appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Answering Chairman Alexander's Two Critical Questions for Congressional Education Reauthorization

When something goes well in Washington these days, it's worth noting. Republicans and Democrats now agree that the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) - the current name of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) - has failed to achieve its goals and needs to be fixed. Show More Summary

No Child Left Behind: how to end 'teaching to the test'

When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last year that the incessant focus on testing was “sucking the oxygen” out of public school classrooms, his statement seemed like a pointed criticism of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and of his own long-standing policies. For the...

No Child Left in Isolation

Just about any discussion about No Child Left Behind is a contentious one. Discussions about the viability of the program will likely happen in Congress this year. It is reasonable to hypothesize that the issue of how money is spentShow More Summary

She Was Left to Die From Abortion Until One Nurse Heard a Cry

Melissa Ohden’s mother had an abortion to end her eight month-old child’s life, but Melissa miraculously lived. Her mother was in college and 19-years-old with no father to support her when she decided to terminate her unborn child with a saline abortion. This type of abortion involves injecting a toxic saline solution into the amniotic fluids […]

In 2015, Anti-Semitism Should No Longer Be a Reality in Europe

When I was a child, my mother used to tell me how when he was only 11 years old, my grandfather left his hometown of Danzig (now Gdansk, in Poland), and traveled alone on a boat to England. My grandfather is Jewish and the trip saved his life. I listened to that story from the safety of the 1990s. Show More Summary

Time to leave behind No Child Left Behind, Obama says in weekly address

This year, I want to work with both parties in Congress to replace No Child Left Behind with a smarter law that addresses the overuse of standardized tests, makes a real investment in preschool, and gives every kid a fair shot in the...Show More Summary

More than 500 researchers sign NCLB letter to Congress: stop test-focused reforms

More than 500 education researchers around the country have signed an open letter to Congress and the Obama administration about how the No Child Left Behind law should be rewritten, saying that they “strongly urge departing from test-focused reforms that not only have been discredited for high-stakes decisions, but also have shown to widen, not […]

White House Takes a Swing at House Version of New Education Bill

The White House cranked up tensions surrounding federal plans for a new education law on Friday, criticizing the House Republicans’ overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as No Child Left Behind, in a report.

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