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NCLB Facts 

New resources for the facts on how the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has been working to improve U.S. public schools are now available.  

  • On January 14, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings released a new tool: dashboards that provide a state-level snapshot in each state and Washington, D.C. of schools’ performance in reading and math achievement, graduation rates and participation in challenging Advanced Placement exams.
    Read more in the Washington Post >> 
  • On the sixth anniversary of NCLB, the White House released a fact sheet highlighting the gains in student achievement at Horace Greeley Elementary School in Chicago—and across the U.S.—since the law was enacted. At Horace Greeley:
    Most of the students at Horace Greeley come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and many speak English as a second language. Yet test scores are soaring – from 2003 to 2007, student proficiency in reading increased 25 points to 76 percent, while student proficiency in math rose 26 points to 85 percent. 
    Read the fact sheet >> 



Latest News 

Secretary Spellings illustrates NCLB successes
Continuing her efforts in support of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings addressed the National Press Club at a Newsmaker Luncheon on January 10, 2008. Her remarks illustrated NCLB’s success over the past six years in raising to the forefront the need to raise achievement for every student.
Read Secretary Spellings’  full remarks >> 

President Bush discusses NCLB on its sixth anniversary
While speaking at Horace Greeley Elementary School in Chicago, President Bush reaffirmed his commitment to the law. He touted the success of the school in raising student achievement by setting high standards for its students.
Read more in the Chicago Sun-Times >> 

Education law “can’t be left behind”
An article in the Nashua Times (New Hampshire) underscores the importance of NCLB in improving education and its impact thus far. The article mentions the Business Coalition for Student Achievement and NCLB Works! as supporters of the law.
Read more in the Nashua Times >>

Teachers “Making a Difference”
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams profiled 2007 Dispelling the Myth award-winner Ware Elementary School in Fort Riley, Kansas, for its success in raising student achievement by focusing on high-quality teacher instruction.
Watch the clip on NBC Nightly News >> 

Quality Counts 2008, “Tapping into Teaching”
The Quality Counts report, a publication from Editorial Projects in Education, which publishes Education Week, was released this week. Released annually, the report rates the 50 states and the District based on indicators in six areas of education performance and policy.
Read the report in Education Week >>

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