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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

last monthNews : 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

5 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

Underachievement replacing selection as Stormont’s main education theme

5 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

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 p…

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.

Every Student Succeeds Act Webinar

In Oct 2015 President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The previous version of the law was the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This new version of the law was needed because the requirements of NCLB "unworkable...Show More Summary

REASON TV INTERVIEWS ABBY SCHACHTER, author of No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government Out of Pa…

REASON TV INTERVIEWS ABBY SCHACHTER, author of No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government Out of Parenting.

Sociologists examine shift from 'No Child Left Behind' to 'children left behind'

When students across the country returned to school this fall, they did so under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which rolls back the style of accountability emphasized in the previous federal education law, the No Child Left Behind Act.

Sociologists examine shift from 'No Child Left Behind' to 'Children Left Behind'

Sociologists look back to 2007 to understand how the No Child Left Behind Act acquired an alternative meaning: "NCLB means children left behind."

Dear Class Of 2020: You’ve Been Cheated. Time To Build A Bridge To The 16th Century

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The most momentous event in your intellectual formation was the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, which ushered in our disastrous fixation on testing. Your generation is the first to have gone through primary and secondary school knowing no alternative to a national regimen of assessment. And your professors are only now beginning to realize […]

No Child Left Behind: Positive Teacher-Student Relationship Crucial for At-Risk Kids

7 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

In a perfect world, no child is ever left behind because every child receives equable early learning opportunities; thus, every child enters kindergarten with similar skill sets…in a perfect world. But let’s examine the real world where...Show More Summary

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