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JOY PULLMANN: The Civil Disobedience Charles Murray Wants Has Already Arrived. The federal do-go…

JOY PULLMANN: The Civil Disobedience Charles Murray Wants Has Already Arrived. The federal do-gooders who framed No Child Left Behind back in 2001 never envisioned that parents would take exception to their mandate that every child in grades three through eight (and once in high school) face annual math and reading tests. So the law […]

Education reformers have it all wrong: Accountability from above never works, great teaching always does

Common Core or No Child Left Behind -- reformers always try to manage change from above. It fails & hurts our kids

“N.J. Supreme Court to Decide if Leaving Kid in Car for a Few Minutes Equals Child Abuse”

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

On a cool and overcast day, a mother in New Jersey left her sleeping child in a running car for a few minutes to enter a store, with no injurious consequences — except that she herself was tossed onto a child abuse registry. She is now contesting the denial of a hearing, and David Pimentel […] “N.J. Show More Summary

Bethany Hamilton Baby Bump Pic: How Cool Is This?!?

Bethany Hamilton is expecting her first child in just a few weeks. But the mother-to-be is already sending her impending newborn an important life lesson: have no fear, kid! Hamilton, a surfer who lost lost her left arm in a shark attack...Show More Summary

Why calling school reform ‘corporate reform’ is an insult to corporate reform

School reform in the age of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top has for years been referred to by critics as “corporate reform.” Why? Because many school reformers seek to privatize the public education system, and they want the public education system to be operated like a business, even though it is […]

The Creative Classroom: Why America Depends on Schools That Think Differently

Education reform is one of the most troubled areas of U.S. domestic policy. As politicians on both sides debate the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind, they should keep in mind that some of the most vexing problems they struggle to solve are caused by the very strategies for reform they are now reviewing. Show More Summary

A Step Forward in Washington, a Step Back in New York

Something stunning happened this week in Congress. The Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 22-0 to overhaul No Child Left Behind. That's right, policymakers from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) listened to the people they're sworn to represent and found common ground on public education. Sens. Show More Summary

Kill the Whole Jellyfish, or the Tentacles Will Grow

There’s a lot of debate right now about whether conservatives (I don’t know if anyone thinks libertarians can be reached) should support current No Child Left Behind reauthorization efforts. The “support this” argument is that billsShow More Summary

4 Things You Should Know About The Senate's Overhaul Of No Child Left Behind

last monthNews : Huffington Post

A Senate committee pushed an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act a step closer Thursday, passing a rewritten version called the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. The vote by the Committee on on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions,...Show More Summary

Senate panel votes unanimously in favor of No Child Left Behind revision

The Senate education committee voted unanimously Thursday in favor of a bill to revise the nation’s main education law, sending the measure to the Senate floor for consideration later this spring.The 22-to-0 vote was an unusual example of bipartisanship in a Congress known for its polarization and gridlock. Show More Summary

This Little Boy's Love For Animals Inadvertently Inspires Him to Become Vegetarian

The most adorable child you will ever see… This kid is Luis Antonio and his mother left with no words...This is the original video:youtube.com/watch?v=NX4O6smZrLEWhat your kid thinks? Take a video and send it to us. Posted by Best Video...Show More Summary

Four key principles for NCLB rewrite that would help vulnerable kids

Congress is now attempting to rewrite the fatally flawed No Child Left Behind, the current version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  NCLB was supposed to be rewritten in 2007 but Congress never saw its way to getting the job done, so it and its impossible goals — such as having virtually all […]

Four key principles for NCLB rewrite that would help vulnerable kids

Congress is now attempting to rewrite the fatally flawed No Child Left Behind, the current version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  NCLB was supposed to be rewritten in 2007 but Congress never saw its way to getting the job done, so it and its impossible goals — such as having virtually all […]

Senate Committee Makes Progress On Updates To Education Law

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate committee made progress Wednesday on a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law with a final vote expected Thursday afternoon. In all, the committee has passed 24 amendments and defeated six. Show More Summary

After Cleaning up the NCLB Mess, Then What?

Congress is finally grappling with which parts of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) ought to be repealed or retained. Various officials, and the president who must sign the final agreement, have different lists. After the squabbling,...Show More Summary

Sure, Idaho, Child Support Bill Will Lead To Sharia Law. What? No, You’re Not Crazy At All

Left: State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll (R-Cottonwood) Right: The International Radical Islamic Juggernaut, Everywhere But Idaho The Idaho Legislature’s 2015 session came to an exciting end Friday with a small group of nutjob Republicans killing...Show More Summary

Senate Committee Examines Bush-era Education Law

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by giving states more control in determining how to hold public schools accountable for...Show More Summary

Senate panel takes up No Child Left Behind rewrite

The Senate education panel began marking up a bipartisan bill to replace No Child Left Behind on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans going to great lengths to hold together a delicately crafted consensus around the proposal. Read full article >>

Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee has begun debating legislation designed to update the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law. Lawmakers are focusing on giving states more control over how to hold public schools accountable for student performance while maintaining many of the testing requirements that show how well students are learning.

AM News: You Watch The NCLB Markup, I'll Watch The NY Testing Launch

Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure NPR: A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider. Show More Summary

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