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No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind Plan Doomed to Failure

Randy Turner | Posted 12.22.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

If education is failing in the United States, it is doing so because of the wounds being inflicted upon it by our elected officials and educational bureaucrats. The only way to see our children's lives improve is to remember that the public schools are not the problem.

Education Nation or Education Corporation?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Cliff Schecter

Although some people really want to improve the system for our children, there are also those who see our schools as a way to bring about their vision of a 21st century America -- which sometimes looks a lot like 1984.

No Child Left Behind; Parents Need to Take Responsibility

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Ramon Resa, MD

As a former farm worker, who grew up with adults who had very little education, I never had any help, nor did my guardians understand the importance of my doing homework or studying

Hayley Miller

No Child Left Behind Revision Moves One Step Closer To Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Senate education committee completed a bipartisan markup revising the No Child Left Behind Act on Thursday evening. After 13 hours o...

Dropout Rates For Minority And Poor Students Disproportionately High

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should...

Half Of Illinois Public High School Students Failed Important Exam

Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

Nearly half of all Illinois public school students failed the annual 11th grade Prairie State Achievement Exam, the worst statewide performance record...

WATCH: Sen. Bennet Gets Fiery For Education Reform

Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado's typically subdued U.S.Senator, got a little fiery yesterday in an off-the-cuff speech in Washington. Bennet, a for...

Joy Resmovits

WATCH: 'I'll Tell You What A Tragedy Is'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision hit the Senate floor earlier than expected on Wednesday after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) buste...

Joy Resmovits

Civil Rights Coalition But Not Teachers' Unions Harp On Harkin's Education Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

As Senators of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee debated federal education policy at an abbreviated hearing Wednesday morning, two co...

Joy Resmovits

Sen. Rand Paul: Slow Down Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

Letters and amendments are flying on the eve of the first markup of a comprehensive rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law, providing a glimpse into ...

The Public Equivalent of Love

David Kirp | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
David Kirp

We need a sea change in how we think about all children -- a kids-first approach. The guiding principle is as simple, and as powerful, as the Golden Rule

Bush In Denver To Speak About Education

Posted 12.18.2011 | Denver

Former President George W. Bush will be taking part in a discussion about education with non-profit Get Smart Schools as well as Mayor Michael Hancock...

Joy Resmovits

Federal Government's Role In Grading Teachers At Center Of Legislative Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) shifted a major teacher evaluation requirement out of his rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- known as N...

Senators Announce Agreement On No Child Left Behind Overhaul

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Signaling some unity in the Senate on overhauling the "No Child Left Behind" law, two senators announced Monday an agreement to mov...

No Child Left Behind in Booneville, Kentucky

Mark Shriver | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

One of the lessons we've learned from No Child Left Behind, like many other federal laws, is that it was disproportionately weighted toward the needs of suburban and urban kids and left far too many children in rural school districts, well, behind.

Accountability's End?

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

If the debate around the federal role in accountability is coalescing, a much bigger question remains wide open: Could we be watching the beginning of the end for the accountability movement in toto?

Most States To Seek No Child Left Behind Waivers

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No...

Joy Resmovits

Tom Harkin's Version Of No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) released his draft of the Elementary and Secondary Achievement Act -- known as "No Child Left Behind" -- on Tuesday, defendin...

Dear Teacher Education Colleagues

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

"No Child Left Behind" for teacher education is at best a bone-headed idea and at worst an absolute assault on our academic freedom and an unethical attempt to make us do what we know is absolutely wrong.

Joy Resmovits

Harkin's Education Bill Draft Shows A Federal Rollback

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education

An early draft of a Senate committee's sweeping rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act rolls back major accountability provisions of th...

Joy Resmovits

Colorado Senators Introduce New No Child Left Behind Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.04.2011 | Education

In the two-and-a-half weeks since President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced ways in which states could overhaul No ...

Margaret Spellings: Federal v. Local Control In Education

Margaret Spellings | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

We do need to be clear about the appropriate role of the federal government in education. A lot of hard earned taxpayer dollars are at stake so it's important to get it right

Republican Race to the Bottom on Education

Bill Burton | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Bill Burton

The Tea Party has moved Republicans to the right on many issues. But on the issue that will determine our country's economic future, they aren't moving Republicans right or left. They are pushing America off a cliff.

Audit Exposes School Principal Who Faked Attendance Records

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

The principal of a St. Louis, Mo. school inflated attendance records for three years to meet federal requirements and attain more funding, a state aud...

Obama To Students: Future Is Up To You

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told students Wednesday in a back-to-school address that they bear responsibility in helping America get bac...