Ball State reacts to No Child Left Behind Act being waived

In Child Education | on February, 13, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Ball State reacts to No Child Left Behind Act being waivedNews from Ball State Daily News: The No Child Left Behind Act was a good idea, in theory. That was the sentiment shared by students around Teachers College and their dean John Jacobson. “The idea is absolutely the right thing,” Jacobson said. “But the structure [...]

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No Child Left Behind Law Issues Highlighted by Latino-Majority School in Florida

In Child Education | on February, 11, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

No Child Left Behind Law Issues Highlighted by Latino-Majority School in FloridaNews from Fox News: The No Child Left Behind law aims to close persistent educational achievement gaps between the rich and the poor, whites and minorities. But in schools with large numbers of English-language learners, like Miami’s Latino-majority Norma Butler Bossard Elementary, the law’s [...]

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House looks to pull NH out of No Child Left Behind

In Child Education | on February, 05, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

House looks to pull NH out of No Child Left BehindNews from Boston.com: CONCORD, N.H.—Two bills in the New Hampshire House would withdraw the state from the controversial No Child Left Behind law, but the cost would be an estimated $ 61.6 million loss in federal money tied to the law. The bills received much [...]

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After 10 years, educators say No Child Left Behind is unrealistic

In Child Education | on January, 16, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

After 10 years, educators say No Child Left Behind is unrealisticNews from The State Journal-Register: Ten years after the federal government attempted to reform education in the U.S., local educators say the No Child Left Behind law punishes schools that fail to meet unrealistic testing standards. When former President George W. Bush signed into law [...]

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No Child Left Behind Anniversary: Education Law’s Promise Falls Short After 10 Years

In Child Education | on January, 11, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

No Child Left Behind Anniversary: Education Law’s Promise Falls Short After 10 YearsNews from Huffington Post: WASHINGTON — The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the nation’s poor and minority children and better prepared students in a competitive world. Yet after [...]

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2011 Policy Progress Report: No Child Left Behind

In Child Education | on December, 29, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

2011 Policy Progress Report: No Child Left BehindNews from US News and World Report: The nation’s now unpopular key education policy saw more action in Washington this year than it did since it passed in 2001. No Child Left Behind has been overdue for a rewrite since 2007, and education experts agree final reform needs [...]

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After No Child Left Behind, Who Will Control Your Child’s Education?

In Child Education | on November, 25, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

After No Child Left Behind, Who Will Control Your Child’s Education?News from TIME: Take a guess whose influence over America’s schools has increased most? Their decisions include what gets taught, what results get shared with parents and the public, what’s expected of teachers and students, and the role of testing. Local school boards? President Obama? Congress? [...]

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US school children achieve best ever maths scores (but that’s still behind target)

In Child Education | on November, 02, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

US school children achieve best ever maths scores (but that’s still behind target)News from Daily Mail: Government hope to make every American child proficient in maths and reading by 2014 Best ever results in maths, but children still behind national target Hawaii the only state where maths and reading scores increased for both fourth and [...]

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No Child Left Behind may have been faulty, but we still need to close the …

In Child Education | on October, 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

No Child Left Behind may have been faulty, but we still need to close the …News from TIME: Ah, the achievement gap. So much trouble to fix, so why bother trying? That seems to be the attitude in Washington, where pundits have spent the last several months ripping the current focus on improving the low end [...]

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Harkin-Enzi No Child Left Behind Bill Faces Uncertain Future

In Child Education | on October, 27, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Harkin-Enzi No Child Left Behind Bill Faces Uncertain FutureNews from Huffington Post: Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress’s heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators Tom Harkin’s (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi’s (R-Wyo.) measure faces a rocky road. Their bill would reauthorize the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, [...]

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