No Child Left Behind


NJ Education Group Asks Feds to Delay Decision on No Child Left Behind

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

A prominent education organization in New Jersey is criticizing the state's application for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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Tutoring Companies Scramble As States Seeks NCLB Waivers

Wednesday, November 23, 2011



The No Child Left Behind Law was a shot in the arm for the tutoring industry. Schools that are labeled "in need of improvement" are required to offer their low-income children tutoring and it's paid for by the federal government. 

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NJ Applies for No Child Left Behind Waiver

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Jersey is one of 11 states Wednesday that applied for a federal waiver from elements of No Child Left Behind, the federal education law. New York state is also expected to apply for the waiver by February.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Schools in Newark and Beyond

Friday, September 23, 2011

John Mooney, education writer and co-founder of NJ Spotlight, discusses funding for schools in Newark and offers analysis on President Obama's expected announcement about No Child Left Behind.

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The Takeaway

States Struggle to Adequately Fund Education

Monday, February 08, 2010

While the Obama administration's proposed changes to the No Child Left Behind law are grabbing all the education headlines, a new court ruling in Washington state highlights tensions brewing in many states capitals. A judge found that by not adequately funding education, Washington was not upholding its constitutional duty to provide "ample" education for all students. He ordered the legislature to figure out how to fix it.




The Takeaway

Obama To Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

President Obama has outlined a series of proposals to change No Child Left Behind, the controversial education law rolled out under the Bush administration. The proposals would shift the focus in schools from test scores to career- and college-readiness, and would eliminate the 2014 deadline for bringing every child to academic proficiency.

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