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Strengthening NCLB 

The Department of Education and U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings yesterday issued proposed regulations to reinforce many of the key accountability provisions under the No Child Left Behind Act. The regulations focus on improved accountability and transparency, uniform and disaggregated graduation rates and improved parental notification for supplemental educational services and public school choice.

  • Read BCSA’s press release commending the proposed regulations >>
  • Read the Department’s fact sheet and full proposed regulations >>
  • Read the news:
    • “New regulations to be announced for NCLB,” CNN >>
    • "Administration to Change No Child Left Behind Rules," Wall Street Journal >>
    • “Education Secretary offers changes to ‘No Child’ law,”  New York Times >>
    • "Bush moves ahead on No Child Left Behind,” Boston Globe >>
    • “Changes to No Child unveiled,” Detroit Free Press >>
    • “White House announces new reforms for No Child Left Behind,” Associated Press >>
    • “Spellings proposes changes to NCLB,” The Washington Times >>
    • “’No Child’ changes are a response to critics, The Washington Times >>

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Good teachers teach to the test
An op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor asserts that teaching to the test is a solid principle for instructors to follow.
Read more in The Christian Science Monitor >>

Looking to the future
The alarms have been sounding for at least a decade: too little rigor in the high school curriculum; not enough emphasis on math, science and technology; too many new graduates without the skills they will need for college and careers. Turning around an academic program - and turning young people on to tough academic subjects - takes time and effort.
Read more in the Philadelphia Inquirer >>

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