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Improving No Child Left Behind Now

The Business Coalition for Student Achievement (BCSA), representing business leaders from every sector of the economy, today reaffirmed its commitment this week to reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act by co-sponsoring an event on Capitol Hill, “Improving No Child Left Behind Now: The Cost of Waiting.” The event, organized by the Commission on No Child Left Behind at the Aspen Institute, brought together Congressional and administration leaders, along with local educators and community groups to highlight the importance of reauthorizing NCLB and the detrimental cost to U.S. education if the law is not reauthorized.


NCLB on the Road

Education Secretary Margaret Spellings tours US, highlighting NCLB successes

  •  In New Orleans, LA, Secretary Spellings participated in an education policy roundtable meeting with Gov. Bobby Jindal and Louisiana Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek to discuss No Child Left Behind and the gains made by students in New Orleans and across the country. To commemorate Catholic Schools Week, Secretary Spellings also visited St. Peter Claver School, where she toured classrooms and addressed a school assembly. Read more about her visit here >>

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