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NCLB on the Road 

Here are some highlights from Secretary Spellings’ week in education:  

  • In Olympia, Washington, Secretary Spellings hosted a roundtable with Governor Chris Gregoire, speaking about NCLB’s successes. Read more >> 
  • Secretary Spellings met with the State Board of Education in Salem, where she discussed the law with educators and students. Read more in the Oregonian >> 
  • “With just more than a year left in office, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she plans to take matters into her own hands on the 6-year-old No Child Left Behind law and use her executive authority to push through changes that have stalled in Congress.” Read more in USA Today >> 
  • “Education Secretary Margaret Spellings… said America has reached a ‘tipping point’ on education and must decide whether to keep the No Child Left Behind law's accountability for public schools, which she said has forced ‘an honest look at our schools.’” Read more in The Washington Times >>



Latest News 

Groups look to Kennedy to ‘champion’ NCLB renewal
“Advocates pushing for a renewal of President Bush's signature 2002 education law this year are staking their hopes on veteran Senate dealmaker Edward M. Kennedy,” reports Congressional Quarterly.
Read more in CQ >> 

Education reform since NCLB and moving forward
An editorial in The Washington Times highlights the improvements in public education since NCLB was enacted in 2001, and also outlines the prospects for how accountability will continue to bolster and improve education reform.
Read more in the Washington Times >> 

Jeb Bush forms education organization to advance education policy goals
In Florida, former Governor Jeb Bush announced the formation of a second organization to work toward his education policy goals, including school accountability and teacher merit pay. The new Foundation for Excellence in Education will focus on carrying out programs to demonstrate such policies including cash awards of at least $2,500 for up to 100 of Florida's top teachers and their classrooms.
Read more in the Miami Herald >>

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