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
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 »
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
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
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 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 »
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 »
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
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 »
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...
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 […]
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 »
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
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
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
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
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
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
At the DUP conference last month, the party published a paper entitled No Child Left Behind, a study into educational underachievement in Northern Ireland. The document was researched and written by the North Down party councillor, Peter Martin, who consulted with many educationalists ahead of producing the paper. The report can be accessed via the more...
REASON TV ON NO CHILD LEFT ALONE: Getting the Government Out of Parenting. Based on the current polls, good luck with that happening anytime soon.