The Wrong Fix for No Child Left Behind

In Child Education | on October, 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The Wrong Fix for No Child Left BehindNews from New York Times: Published: October 26, 2011 The revised No Child Left Behind Act that passed out of the Senate education committee last week goes too far in relaxing state accountability and federal oversight of student achievement. The business community, civil rights groups and advocates of [...]

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Mass. seeks waiver from ‘No Child Left Behind’

In Child Education | on October, 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Mass. seeks waiver from ‘No Child Left Behind’News from Boston.com: BOSTON—The Massachusetts education board voted Tuesday to seek a waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the federal law once championed by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy but now viewed by the Obama administration and most states as an unrealistic measure of [...]

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Report: Illinois falls further behind ‘No Child’ education targets

In Child Education | on October, 20, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Report: Illinois falls further behind ‘No Child’ education targetsNews from WBEZ: New test scores show Illinois is falling further behind in meeting the requirements set by the No Child Left Behind law. Illinois education officials now say they’ll seek an exemption from the act, which sets ever-increasing annual achievement benchmarks. Data from this year show [...]

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Poll: Should Maryland Seek a Waiver from No Child Left Behind Requirements?

In Child Education | on October, 07, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Poll: Should Maryland Seek a Waiver from No Child Left Behind Requirements?News from Patch.com: By Gina CairneyCapital News Service WASHINGTON—Maryland may apply for a waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements after President Obama announced recently that he is allowing states to request flexibility from the decade-old law in exchange for a more rigorous system [...]

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No Child act left behind

In Child Education | on October, 06, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

No Child act left behindNews from Santa Ynez Valley Journal: They won’t be punished for setting their expectations for student achievement high after all, thanks to an executive order signed by President Obama. It may not have been the original intent of the drafters of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act to penalize states [...]

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Maryland May Seek Waiver of No Child Left Behind School Reforms

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

Maryland May Seek Waiver of No Child Left Behind School ReformsNews from Patch.com: By Gina Cairney, Capital News Service WASHINGTON—Maryland may apply for a waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements after President Obama announced last week that he is allowing states to request flexibility from the decade-old law in exchange for a more rigorous [...]

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Impact of likely No Child Left Behind waiver unclear for Minnesota’s schools

In Child Education | on September, 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Impact of likely No Child Left Behind waiver unclear for Minnesota’s schoolsNews from Pioneer Press: Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius wrote a letter to parents this week saying not to worry if their children’s schools show up on the state’s watch list of schools that have failed to meet No Child Left Behind goals. The [...]

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No Child Left Behind by Executive Overreach

In Child Education | on August, 19, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

No Child Left Behind by Executive Overreach News from National Review Online: August 19, 2011 4:00 A.M. By any measure, No Child Left Behind is massive. The 2001 legislation — the eighth reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 — runs to a massive 600 pages. It’s massively expensive, too, dispensing $ [...]

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Fewer schools meet No Child Left Behind standards

In High School Education | on August, 17, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Fewer schools meet No Child Left Behind standards News from Royal Oak Daily Tribune: By Diana Dillaber MurrayFor the Daily Tribune At least 18 Oakland County high schools failed to meet the federal “No Child Left Behind” requirements because the percent of students who tested proficient in state tests were not high enough to meet [...]

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EDUCATION: White House pushes plan to leave “No Child” law behind

In Child Education | on August, 13, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

EDUCATION: White House pushes plan to leave “No Child” law behind News from Press-Enterprise: 10:00 PM PDT on Friday, August 12, 2011 By BEN GOADWashington Bureau bgoad@pe.com WASHINGTON – As students around the nation head back to schools that are increasingly failing to meet federally imposed education standards, the Obama administration is moving to give [...]

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