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Why This Homeschool Mom Sent Her Kids to School

We've all been told American children are at the bottom of the global spectrum of education. We know our children in the public schools suffer from ignorance, mediocrity, and failure. We've all been sold on the bill of no child leftShow More Summary

Woman Defends Aborting Her Baby: “It Was a Choice Made From Love”

No one wants to see their child suffer or die. Parents face heartbreaking news about their child often are left feeling hopeless, desperate and searching for answers. Tragically, abortion advocates often prey on these vulnerable, grieving parents when their child is still in the womb. They try to convince them that aborting the child is […]

Student test scores have stalled nationally. What can be done about it?

4 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

In the early 2000s, Mark Schneider watched American students get slightly better at math and reading, one year after the next. It was the height of the Bush administration, with No Child Left Behind in full swing. That was the law that required schools to regularly test their students in reading...

The forgotten child prisoners of Sierra Leone

Child inmates are left to languish in prison with no visitors or legal assistance as many wait years for a trial.

AM News: Friday News Roundup

Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered - Curriculum Matters - Education Week https://t.co/Ear2PvwBl8 Study: No Child Left Behind Improved Teacher Attendance in Struggling Schools | The 74 http://ow.ly/4neKrA NationalShow More Summary

In a Game Based on the Failing US School System, Leave No Pineapple Behind

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

No Pineapple Left Behind, from Subaltern Games, turns the controversial 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, which connected federal funding in American public schools to standardized test scores, into a bleak management game.

Quotes: The Possibilities Of The Post-NCLB Era

A dark cloud has just been lifted off the country. No Child Left Untested just blew away in smoke. We have not yet embraced those possibilities. - NEA head Lily Eskelsen Garcia via NPR via Greg Toppo

Education Secretary John King: It's Time To Stop Ignoring The Arts And Sciences

The No Child Left Behind Act, the controversial Bush-era education law, promoted an emphasis on reading and math, sometimes at the expense of other subjects. Now, the nation's new education secretary is calling on schools to expand their focus to other subjects and give students a more balanced set of course offerings. Secretary John King Jr. Show More Summary

‘Common Core Standards’ Losing Clout, As New York Student’s ‘Opt-Out’

Common Core Standards, the curriculum initiative that President Obama utilized to replace No Child Left Behind, has had an uphill battle from critics who see it as worse than its predecessor. Common Core Standards were introduced in 2009, but faced halts, setbacks, delays, and in some cases, whole states have opted out. Show More Summary

The True Geordie reacts to Adam Johnson getting a six year jail sentence (Video)

Disgraced former Sunderland winger Adam Johnson was finally given a six year prison sentence yesterday for grooming and engaging in sexual activity with a child. No detail has been left out of a sickening debacle. We know about the Whatsapp messages and the meetings in his car. The lies to police and the partial cover-up […]

Charlie Sheen -- No Dough Left for Denise Richards Either

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Charlie Sheen is pleading (celeb) poverty with his other ex-wife, Denise Richards... insisting his child support payments to her have to be reduced, just like Brooke Mueller's. Charlie's filed docs that are almost identical to what he filed nearly…

Windows 'phone' isn't dead Part III: No consumer left behind

Throughout this year and the majority of 2017, Microsoft's smartphone strategy will remain in a retrenched or gestating state. Gestation is a period of time where the child within the womb is being nurtured while existing within but separated from the world around it. Show More Summary

Is a new day really dawning with No Child Left Behind’s successor law?

I’ve published a few posts on the new U.S. K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, which Congress passed last December to replace the badly flawed No Child Left Behind. Some have pointed out potential problems with the bill — “The successor to NCLB has, it turns out, problems of its own” while others […]

11-Year-Old Hit and Run Victim Is Left Dying in the Street -- Are There No Good Samaritans?

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. It's hard enough to imagine how anyone could ever hit a child with his or her car and drive away, but it's even harder to imagine how anyone could see a kid lying hurt in the middle of the road and drive around without stopping to help. Show More Summary

Warrant For FBI's Hacking Technique Makes No Mention Of Hacking Or Malware

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Motherboard has obtained a copy of the warrant used by the FBI to deploy its NIT (Network Investigative Tool) to obtain information about visitors to child porn site "Playpen." This site was seized by the FBI and left running for two weeks while it gathered information. Show More Summary

More micromanagement than ever

Sent to The Hill, Feb. 26.In " Lawmakers push officials on No Child Left Behind rewrite," Feb. 25) Congressman John Kline praises the new education law, saying that “If we learned anything throughout the process to replace No Child Left...Show More Summary

Madeleine McCann Update: Is Missing Child Still In Portugal?

The search for Madeleine McCann has spanned across the world, but no evidence has ever indicated that she ever left Portugal — where she was last seen in 2007. Now her mother has made statements, publicly, indicating that she may still be in the European vacation spot where many believe she was “kidnapped.” The Daily... Show More Summary

No We're Not All Equal and No You Can't Be Anything You Want to Be

We've had it instilled in us since we were young children. Everyone is equal, everyone is the same and we should treat them as such. No child left behind and all that hoo-ha. I think by using this broadened definition of equal that we have overlooked and undermined what makes humans so special, one of our most positive defining qualities. Show More Summary

"Exceptional" America Is Number 1 Again

...but this is a list you do not want to be at the top of... As The Burning Platform's Jim Quinn so eloquently exclaims... Thank God for the Department of Education and Common Core. No child is being left behind in our quest for idiocy. Show More Summary

ESSA Seems Rife for Federal Control

Think the end of the No Child Left Behind Act means the end of federal micromanagement? You may have to think again. As I’ve laid out before, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has several ambiguities that seem to keep the door open...Show More Summary

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