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BUSINESS COALITION FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
With the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) up for reauthorization, parents, educators, experts and concerned citizens are speaking up in support of No Child Left Behind. Over the next weeks, we’ll present voices from the field that have seen how NCLB has helped to improve student achievement at all levels.
Dr. Joan Fogg
“We know what we have to do in the classroom by seeing the data. It forces you to be a little retrospective. Our teachers look at each student and adjust their teaching to the style that a particular student really needs in order to learn—NCLB has help differentiate their instruction.”
U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings continues to tour the states, highlighting the education achievements of each. You can track her travels by clicking here.
Virginia Left Behind: Opting out of No Child Left Behind would be a costly mistake
Legislation is progressing in the Virginia General Assembly that would pull the state out of the No Child Left Behind law's oversight. No matter that the law has helped boost student learning and narrow the achievement gap, that schools are more accountable, and that students who go to failing schools now have options.
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Report urges greater federal role in education
Local control of education has produced financial inequality in schools, inconsistent standards, no way of knowing how children are truly doing and an atmosphere dominated by unions, according to a new report yesterday that calls for national standards and a greater federal role in schools.
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First things first in school reform
No Child Left Behind is once again under attack for its focus on basic skills. We agree that students should read more history and great literature, but what if they can't read?
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