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No Child Left Behind

Joy Resmovits

Duncan's Waiver Proposal Scales Back Federal Role In Education Standards Enforcement

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Youthradio.org, 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Arne Duncan: Schools Will Get Testing Waivers

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 10.07.2011 | Education

The Obama administration effectively gutted the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law Monday, giving states a way out of a decade-long policy that focused...

Joy Resmovits

States Seek Waivers In Light Of More Schools Deemed 'Failing' Under NCLB

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

Despite a rise in test scores, 84 percent of Missouri's schools failed to make "adequate yearly progress," according to a report released by the state...

Matt Damon's Powerful Education Speech at the Save Our Schools Rally in DC

Dan Brown | Posted 09.30.2011 | Education
Dan Brown

On Saturday, thousands of educators and parents rallied at the grassroots Save Our Schools March on Washington, D.C. Education heavyweights all took the microphone, but it was Matt Damon whose closing speech brought down the house.

Jordan Howard

Grassroots Teachers Organization Calls For Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was swept into office amid calls for change in the country on issues ranging from the economy to education. Almos...

Why This Teacher Is Marching in Washington

Martha Infante | Posted 09.29.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

As a teacher, I know what good education looks like. Unfortunately, good education has not resulted from the federal education policy of today and teachers can stay silent no longer.

No Child... Gonna Make You Cry

Susan Sawyers | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home
Susan Sawyers

Sun's 75-minute one-woman performance made me laugh and it made me cry. No Child... is a heart-wrenching portrayal of today's New York City public school system and the people who make up the school communities.

Joy Resmovits

Franken Says NCLB Should Measure Student Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- While developing his positions on education policy, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) turned to his roots: He consulted with teachers throughout...

How Many Sacred Cows Does It Take to Sustain a Movement?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Our own history tells us just how possible, and difficult, it is to turn ideas and energy into transformational change.

There Is No Cheating "Crisis"

Alexander Russo | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education
Alexander Russo

Cheating incidents are like shark sightings and crime reports; they are amplified by the media and are easily influenced by changes in definitions and reporting requirements.

Tyler Kingkade

Educators Worry Teachers Are Not Getting Adequate Training, Evaluation

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education leaders told a House committee Wednesday to focus on crafting comprehensive blueprint for teacher evaluations as Congress move...

Why High School Graduation Rates Will Likely Plummet, And It's Not Up To Students

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and DORIE TURNER | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — States are bracing for plummeting high school graduation rates as districts nationwide dump flawed measurement formulas that ...

Joy Resmovits

In New Mexico, Almost Every School 'Left Behind'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- By the standards of the decade-old No Child Left Behind law, almost 87 percent of New Mexico's schools aren't making "adequate yearly pr...

Joy Resmovits

Sen. Michael Bennet Expects Senate NCLB Draft Ready By Fall

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- As Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) sees it, the holdup on overhauling the nation's sweeping education law, No Child Left Behind, has littl...