Post Tagged with: "No Child Left Behind"

Proposed Changes to NCLB Raise Major Concerns for Educators

On January 13, Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, released a discussion draft laying out his priorties to reauthorize ESEA. The discussion draft would revamp No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and significantly reduce the federal role in education. If the bill is passed, current funding structures would be changed by consolidating most programs […]

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Unattainable Goals: Study Shows Missteps of Race to the Top

In September, the Economic Policy Institute and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education group released “Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement,” a study showing that the funding goals Race to the Top (RTTT) required of states are out of reach and mismatched with the policy’s aims. RTTT is a competitive grant program intended to encourage and reward […]

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Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

oth the House and Senate recently introduced legislation aimed at making changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

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Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

In his second inaugural speech, President Obama stated, “We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher.”

As we step forward with Obama into his second term, it is now, more than ever, time to re-evaluate our education policy, starting with the voice, tools, and support that we provide for our school leaders, the principals and administrators responsible for overseeing the scholastic
performance and physical operations of our schools.

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AFSA Endorses the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing

Today, AFSA proudly endorsed the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing, which currently has the support of almost 400 education organizations nationwide.

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ESEA Reauthorization Plows Forward

Since the summer edition of The Leader, there have been several developments relating to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). After months of speculation and a number of hearings, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee finally introduced and approved a bill to reauthorize ESEA.

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