November 6, 2007
BUSINESS COALITION FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Swift & Change Able:
A new Web site, Swift & Change Able, was recently launched to provide coverage and analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as it undergoes the reauthorization process. Swift & Change Able examines NCLB at the state and local school district levels, as well as the ongoing reauthorization process in Washington, D.C.
Their most recent article on November 5, 2007, examines a recent study on high school dropout rates published by the Associated Press and frames the issue in the context of secondary education reform.
“Dropout Rates: Is High School Reform a Sleeper Issue?”
"Why do dropout rates remain so high? And what can be done to turn this problem around? …
"NCLB requires that schools use both test scores and graduation rates to determine adequate yearly progress. The Miller-McKeon NCLB proposed overhaul of NCLB would… tighten these provisions. As the AP article notes, the proposed legislation would:
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