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No Child Left Behind Reauthorization

About the Upcoming House-Senate ESEA Conference Committee... And One from the Past

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

In July 2015, both House and Senate passed bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The House version is known as the Student Success Act (SSA); the Senate version is called the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) of 2015.

Shouldn't Somebody Have to Intervene?

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Kati Haycock

If a low-income child is trapped in a school that has been failing its children for years, shouldn't someone in a responsible position act to intervene?

Some Details on the Senate-Proposed ESEA Reauthorization

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

In the Alexander-Murray reauthorization, assessments continue to eat up a notable portion of state education budgets. However, the language allows for states to seriously reduce testing time from that which is required of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) consortium tests.

It's All About the Children

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

House Republicans ironically named their No Child Left Behind reauthorization bill the Student Success Act, which attempts to gut our public education system and take vital funding away from the neediest students. This bill is paving the way for the privatization of education through the expansion of voucher programs.

If We Are Not Growing Students, Why Teach?

Teach Plus | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

If we're to meet the education goals we have set as a nation, if we are committed to liberty and justice for all, and if each student is to meet their individual goals, we need assessment as part of the NCLB reauthorization that is now debated by Congress. Only then will we have a critical tool necessary to help us move forward and grow our students. Otherwise, why teach?

Smart Reauthorization of the ESEA Law Necessary for Student Success

Marc H. Morial | Posted 03.17.2015 | Education
Marc H. Morial

Reaching the American Dream begins with opportunity. As young people of all races, creeds and backgrounds march courageously to address issues of police misconduct and disparities in the justice system, they are also highlighting additional deep inequities that threaten our great nation.

WATCH: Former Bush Cabinet Member Talks Education's Greatest Problems, Solutions

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

At a time when there exists an unequal distribution of high-quality teachers and public school closures are being labeled as human rights violations, ...

Joy Resmovits

Dumping Bush's School Legacy For Good?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a replacement of the long-expired No Child Left Behind Act, the first time the nation's sweeping fed...

Lawmakers Prep to Abandon Our Most Vulnerable Children

Kati Haycock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

John Boehner has proven before that he cares deeply about inequities in our education system and that he will mow down obstacles in his own party and across the aisle to make much needed changes. Where is that courageous leadership now?

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Reject Signature Bush Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday passed the Student Success Act, chairman Rep. John Kline's (R-Minn.) rewrite of the No Ch...

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Could Offer Gay Students Major Protections

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buried in the proposed rewrite of the nation's massive education law are protections for gay and lesbian students that its supporters li...

Joy Resmovits

Signature Bush Law Rewritten By Tom Harkin

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

After more than a year of near-dormancy in the Senate, the rocky process of rewriting No Child Left Behind is getting a new start. On Tuesday, Sen....

The Arcane Rules That Drive Outcomes Under 'No Child Left Behind'

shankerblog.org | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

A big part of successful policy making is unyielding attention to detail (an argument that regular readers of this blog hear often). Choices about des...

US states, Local Governments Plead For New 'No Child Left Behind'

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. state and local officials again called on Congress to pass renewed "No Child Left Behind" education legislation, ...

Taking Stock on the Anniversary of 'No Child Left Behind'

Brian Stecher | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education
Brian Stecher

Since President George W. Bush signed the law on Jan. 8, 2002, the ways in which American students are educated has changed considerably, often for the good. But there is room for improvement.

Joy Resmovits

Little Hope For Rewrite Of Expired Bush Education Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on the promise that his administration would oversee the rewriting of the expired No Child Left Behind Act. But four ...

Nearly Half Of Americans 'Very Familiar' With NCLB Say It Worsened Education

Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

More Americans think No Child Left Behind has made education in the U.S. worse rather than better, according to results from a Gallup poll released Mo...

John Celock

'West Wing' Episode Comes To Life

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The political push by a group of geographers has managed to unite a bipartisan group of governors that normally don't agree. A campaign by the Ass...

Should States Be Sued for Providing Low-Quality Schools?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

How's this for a summer blockbuster -- the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Michigan for violating the "right to learn" of its children, a right guaranteed under an obscure state law.

Joy Resmovits

Locking Johnny In Seclusion Doesn't Help Violent Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

During Elijah's early years in school, Debbie Jackson, his single mother, routinely came home to hear messages of his screams on her answering machine...

Building on the Values of No Child Left Behind

Eric Smith | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Eric Smith

Over the last decade, the United States has witnessed a dramatic improvement in student performance -- especially among previously underserved students at the lowest socioeconomic rungs. Those gains were in large part the result strong accountability systems.

The Wrong Approach to Fixing No Child Left Behind

Raul González | Posted 05.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Raul González

It is time that the ESEA were treated once again as a civil rights law focused on bringing excellent schools into every community.

House Republicans Vote To Update No Child Left Behind

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — A House committee has passed a pair of Republican-backed bills that would update the No Child Left Behind education law by shifting...

House GOP Push Ahead With Plan To Update No Child Left Behind

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Thursday pushed ahead with a plan to update the federal No Child Left Behind education law by shifting more co...

In First Round, 11 States Look To Dump No Child Left Behind

Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that 11 states have formally submitted requests for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Be...