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Oklahoma No Child Left Behind Waiver Reinstated Following Repeal of Common Core Standards

The federal government reinstated Oklahoma’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) restrictions this week, restoring the state’s flexibility to use $29 million in public school funding. The restoration of the waiver comes following a battle between the U.S. Show More Summary

Can you name Don Henley's first solo hit? Don't air the 'Dirty Laundry'

I'll be the first to admit that even as a parent, I don't understand the details of education programs like Common Core and No Child Left Behind, but if you can read this blog post, then apparently you did something right in school and have proven Don Henley wrong that Johnny Can't Read.

No Child Left Behind and Common Core—Are They Working?

No Child Left Behind may not be meeting the needs of the many, only the few. Christian Lyons explores this disparity. The post No Child Left Behind and Common Core—Are They Working? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Mother Charged after Abandoning Baby in Post Office

On October 22., Jeronde Jackson left her two-month-old son at a post office with no intention of returning for him. She has now been charged with abandoning her child. The post Mother Charged after Abandoning Baby in Post Office appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed. They relied on carrots and sticks and ignored intrinsic motivation. Show More Summary

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed. They relied on carrots and sticks and ignored intrinsic motivation. Show More Summary

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed. They relied on carrots and sticks and ignored intrinsic motivation. Show More Summary

How's your school doing?

Illinois schools no longer are labeled as failures or successes based on standardized test scores, as they were under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools now will be judged on a powerful set of measures that help parents and teachers know if their schools deliver results. That will...

Oh No! Sugar Bear Collapses At Mama June’s House

Poor Sugar Bear! Mike Thompson can’t seem to catch a break these days. First, we learned that Mama June has been cheating on him with a convicted child molester, and then, he learned he could be left homeless after TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. And now, we’ve learned that Sugar Bear collapsed while […]

Philadelphia schools have $5/student/year for supplies

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

"Education reform," the charter school movement (that siphons state funding for well-off kids into private hands), the racialized segregation of inner-city and suburban school districts, No Child Left Behind, and the scapegoating of teachers' unions has produced an education system that hardly even qualifies as an 18 year babysitting service. Read the rest

No One Is More Dear To Me

last monthReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

The Buddha, as a man who left his wife and young child to seek enlightenment, doesn't give a lot of advice on marriage. As one of my teachers says, if you're having difficulty in your romantic relationship, is a celibate monk the best person to ask for advice? The Raja Sutta offers this story: read more

Browns Fans Allegedly Left Their Children Home Alone to Go Tailgate

“Oh, sweetheart. Mommy and Daddy have to go party in a parking lot for the next six to eight hours. Nope, no babysitter today. But we’ll bring back wings! Muah !” This appears to be about the tenor of an alleged child neglect incident...Show More Summary

Old Lines releasing a new LP on No Sleep (stream a track)

by Andrew Sacher photo by Josh Sisk Baltimore's Old Lines is the current band of Mitch Roemer (ex-Pulling Teeth, Ruiner), and they'll be releasing a new album, No Child Left Behind, on October 14 via No Sleep (pre-order), their firs...

A win for Mike Pence and Indiana kids

Something interesting happened in Indiana on Thursday. In a big win for Gov. Mike Pence, the feds approved No Child Left Behind funds for the state, even though it had pulled out of Common Core. The Indianapolis Star reported: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan granted Indiana a one-year extension for its waiver from strict […]

‘We have a message for you, Secretary Arne Duncan’

Earlier this year, Washington became the first state to lose its waiver from the most onerous parts of No Child Left Behind, flexibility that the U.S. Education Department had granted to a number of states that promised to implement specific school reforms acceptable to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The reason given by the department was […]

Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Repealing Common Core Standards

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards and reverting to its previous academic standards by rescinding the state’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the second state ever to lose its waiver from the law. Show More Summary

Girls left to be raped to protect multicultural ‘harmony’

An incredible report by an independent inquiry that details depravity and social disintegration in Britain’s Rotherham: No one knows the true scale of child

Leaving Kids Alone in the Car:? When Experts Say It's Okay

Post by Jeanne Sager. You've seen the headlines. Baby dies after being left in hot car. Mom arrested for leaving child alone in the car. No doubt, you've read the warnings too. Don't leave your child in the car! They can be stolen. They can overheat. Show More Summary

How Google Hunts Down Child Porn In Your Inbox

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After yesterday's news that Google caught a sex offender who'd left no virtual trace of his misdeeds outside of his Gmail account, people were understandably a little conflicted about what that meant in terms of privacy. Now, the company has come out to (every so slightly) clarify their methods: It's not you they're tracking, but the illicit content itself. Read more...

Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: A Closer Look at the Common Core

From the very beginnings of No Child Left Behind, the strongest argument for attaching stakes to standardized tests has been one of Civil Rights. This argument is shorthand for equity in education, an end to the systemic neglect of children of color. Show More Summary

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