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No Child Left Behind

Joy Resmovits

No A+ Student Left Behind? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

In the eyes of Michael Petrilli, education discussions and policies based on the disparity in performance between subgroups of U.S. students -- known ...

We Aren't Serious About Improving Education

Margaret Spellings | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

We cannot allow our policymakers to hear from those who would seek to protect the non-believers. They need to hear from all of you who believe our kids and their future is worth the investment.

School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

Salon | Daniel Denvir | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids Forty-nine million or so American chil...

Republican Senators Introduce Bills To 'Fix' No Child Left Behind

Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

Former U.S. education Secretary Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday a plan to introduce new legislation...

The Hidden Jobs Crisis: Strengthening Tomorrow's Workforce Today

Michael Wotorson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education
Michael Wotorson

No jobs package, no matter the size or the immediate impact, is complete without the public education reforms that are essential to ensuring that our students graduate ready to enter the 21st century workforce.

Congress Returns To Face Education Funding Issues And ESEA

Education Week | Alyson Klein | Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Congress returns from its summer recess this week with a full plate of unfinished business on the future of K-12 spending and policy--a tall order in ...

Message to Feds: Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road and Call AAA

John H. Jackson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

U.S. leaders would do well to seek advice from those countries that still have their AAA rating. These countries' leaders would likely boldly tell us that the best sustainable economic stimulus is investing in education.

When No Child Left Behind Doesn't Work, This Might

Las Vegas Review-Journal | Trevon Milliard | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

Orr Middle School Principal George Leavens isn't surprised that only half his students tested at grade level in math and reading last school year. ...

Will Rick Perry Unravel the Strange Consensus on Public Education?

Marc Epstein | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education
Marc Epstein

Conservatives, liberals, free-market advocates and supporters of big government alike have all agreed to either dismantle or modify how our schools operate. But Rick Perry has entered the room uninvited, and the question is, will he spoil all the fun?

NCLB Waivers Should Not Be Unconditional: New Accountability Strategy Needed

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Gary M. Ratner

What is desperately needed is a new accountability strategy -- not one, like NCLB, that continues to demand that schools dramatically raise student achievement and then abandons them to flail on their own.

The Global Search for Education: More Arts Please

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is one of the internationally recognized leaders in the development of education creativity and innovation. Here he explains what an arts curriculum should look.

Joy Resmovits

Back To School In Texas: Scrutiny Of Rick Perry's Education Record Shows Mixed Results | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's k-12 education record has become the Obama administration's newest piñata -- but the administration's attacks mostly paint Pe...

Leaving Behind "No Child Left Behind": Michele Bachmann And The Changing Republican Education Agenda.

Slate | Dana Goldstein | Posted 10.18.2011 | Education

Michele Bachmann's victory in the Iowa straw poll Saturday represents many obvious things: the mainstreaming of the Tea Party, the overnight ordinarin...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan's Waiver Proposal Scales Back Federal Role In Education Standards Enforcement | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Much has been said about the ineffectiveness of No Child Left Behind, the sweeping, decade-old federal education law that uses student performance on...

To Waive Or Not To Waive

Margaret Spellings | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

This is the first of a series of posts former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings is writing for The Huffington Post over the next few week...

Joy Resmovits

Montana Reaches Compromise With Education Department On No Child Left Behind | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

Montana is no longer in jeopardy of losing federal funding for its schools since the state has come to a compromise with the U.S. Education Department...

Educating for Democracy: Has Arne Duncan Seen the Light?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The toxic "one-size-fits-all" rubric that educators over the last decade have objected to is finally being acknowledged by Arne Duncan for what it is: a bad idea badly implemented, much dangerous territory lies ahead.

The New Republic: Why Obama's New Plan To Reform Education Is Likely Illegal

The New Republic | Simon van Zuylen-Wood | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

Faced with a looming deadline and a deadlocked legislature, Barack Obama is employing a strategy many wish he had in the recent debt ceiling talks: He...

What We Talk About When We Talk About School Reform

Sam Chaltain | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Is the coherent whole what we really want to talk about when we talk about school reform? Is it something else?

'No Child Left Behind' Waivers Don't Equal Change

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.09.2011 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee Ask any teacher and they mi...

Joy Resmovits

Standardized Tests' Measures Of Student Performance Vary Widely: Study | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

The United States has 50 distinct states, which means there are 50 distinct definitions of "proficient" on standardized tests for students. For exa...

Duncan: Keeping No Child Left Behind Is 'Height Of Arrogance Or Tone-Deafness'

Posted 10.09.2011 | Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a mass override Monday that would allow states to apply for regulatory relief from student testing requir...

Joy Resmovits

Reforming No Child Left Behind -- With Or Without Congress | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education

As students head back to school, the Obama administration is using executive power in an unprecedented move to circumvent a congressional standstill o...

No Child: Nilaja Sun's Powerful Play

Hannah Bronfman | Posted 10.08.2011 | Black Voices
Hannah Bronfman

No Child, the one woman show written and preformed by Nilaja Sun, is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system.

All Public Schools Left Behind

Randy Turner | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

If No Child Left Behind is not scrapped, and there is no indication of that being in the works, then we can await a time three years from now when 100 percent of American public schools are labeled failures.