No Child Left Behind
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
When faced with what they saw as out of reach, data-driven district targets, school district administrators and teachers in Atlanta began fixing students’ wrong answers on standardized tests.
Monday, September 17, 2012
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Comparing the candidates' public education policies, from kindergarten through high school. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
By Beth Fertig
Now that New York State has a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, it's identified over 700 schools that must plan improvements - but they will have more flexibility over their funds. A total of 354 of the schools are in New York City.
Friday, August 03, 2012
Like many schools since No Child Left Behind was enacted, Rayville Elementary School is required to allow its students to transfer to a better school in the district because it has received a failing grade, but not if those students are white.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Here's a roundup of the news that occurred this week -- including the city's comeback to an arbitrator's rejection of its "turnaround" hiring plans and the Obama administration's re-shaping of the No Child Left Behind law.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
New York is one of 19 states to receive a federal waiver from complying with provisions of the No Child Left Behind law. State Education Commissioner John B. King says the waiver allows New York to disregard requirements that were "unproductive or unrealistic."
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In all the months of Republican primaries and early campaigning, the topic of education rarely emerged. That changed on Wednesday when the presumed Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, announced his new education agenda.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
By John Mooney : NJ Spotlight
With No Child Left Behind essentially off the books, welcome to New Jersey’s new age — and labels — for school accountability.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
If your child has a birthday after Aug. 31, he or she might be ineligible for kindergarten in some city charter schools, The Post reports -- a policy of the charters that is tolerated by the city, even though it might cut off some of the needier students from starting kindergarten in the year they turn 5.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
New Jersey is one of ten states that received a waiver from the No Child Left Behind education law on Thursday. President Barack Obama says his decision will give the 10 states the flexibility needed to set high standards for students and hold schools accountable.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Some new numbers about the No Child Left Behind Act paint a bleak portrait of the country's education system. According to a report from the Center on Education Policy, 48 percent of the nation’s public schools did not meet No Child Left Behind's requirements for "adequate yearly progress," a percentage-based criteria for improvement set by individual states. However, students's performance on the national standardized test are not considered in AYP.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
By Beth Fertig
The No Child Left Behind law required struggling schools to set aside some of their federal assistance to provide tutoring for low-income students. New York City now spends $100 million a year on tutoring. But with New York and other states seeking waivers from the No Child Left Behind Law, tutoring has come under scrutiny.
Friday, November 18, 2011
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
New York's education commissioner John B. King told the WNYC host Brian Lehrer that New York education officials plan to bring schools up to higher standards and use more flexibility when they evaluate schools and distribute money. Listen to the interview and his response to listeners' questions on test scores, cheating and teacher performance.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
No Child Left Behind waivers, no changes in school lunch nutrition standards and no easy way to choose a high school in New York City are among the topics in the news. And seven city schoolteachers will be honored for their excellence in teaching science and math.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The state's Board of Regents meets to vote on a measure to help illegal immigrants pay for college. The board will also vote on new rules affecting the delivery of special education services, including some that school districts say drive up costs.
Friday, November 11, 2011
On this Veteran's Day, disappointing news related to the No Child Left Behind law: the number of failing schools in New York State has skyrocketed, with 1,325 of the state’s 4,685 public schools now on the failure list. New York City schools accounted for 640 of them. State Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch says: "If student performance doesn’t improve, schools must be held accountable. We are watching."
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
In the afterward of the paperback version of her book, "The Death and Life of the Great American School System," Diane Ravitch continues her crusade against the school reform movement, reacting to the events, people and ideas of the last year and a half. Read some excerpts.
Monday, October 31, 2011
How do you offer a rich and varied education to children while ensuring that they measure up in standardized tests? That's a challenge for educators in New Hampshire, as well as New York City, as Michael Winerip's On Education column reports.
Monday, October 24, 2011
A Silicon Valley school where computers are taboo, and a new way to use technology to help people with autism communicate. A drive at the city's elite schools to provide homework holidays, and concerns that city high school graduates are not doing enough work to help them succeed in college. These were some of the educational issues in the news this weekend.