NCLB Revisited: Renewing the Law

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings puts the Bush administration's final stamp on the No Child Left Behind Act with regulations on graduation rates, tutoring, and testing.
October 28, 2008 - Education Week

Advocates for poor and minority children are lobbying for lawmakers to change the ways school districts allocate $13.9 billion in Title I money among the schools in their systems.
June 17, 2008 - Education Week

Schools are failing to identify such students under the No Child Left Behind Act and to get them the academic interventions they need, a report says.
May 8, 2008 | Updated: May 4, 2016 - Education Week

If the Bush administration has its way, school districts will be required to take a series of actions to ensure that parents and students know about their rights to free tutoring and school choice under the No Child Left Behind Act.
May 1, 2008 - Education Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings formally unveils regulations that would require state and local school officials to provide more and better information about high school graduation rates.
April 24, 2008 | Updated: May 4, 2016 - Education Week

Up to 10 states will be allowed to overhaul the way in which they spend federal K-12 funds to intervene in low-performing schools, under a pilot project.
March 18, 2008 | Updated: May 4, 2016 - Education Week

In the 15th stop on her intermittent national tour to promote the NCLB Act, Secretary Spellings encountered both defenders and critics of the law. And they turned out to be the same people.
March 14, 2008 - Education Week

As the federal law turned 6 years old this month, a top Democrat signaled that he would seek far-reaching changes, while President Bush suggested he would favor less dramatic revisions.
January 11, 2008 - Education Week

A federal appeals court has revived a major legal challenge to the No Child Left Behind Act based on arguments that the law imposes financial obligations on states and school districts without providing enough funding to cover the costs.
January 8, 2008 - Education Week (Web)

In her three years as U.S. secretary of education, Spellings has been the nation’s leading spokeswoman for the No Child Left Behind Act.
January 7, 2008 - Education Week

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As the U.S. Department of Education opens the alternative measuring stick to all states, some educators call for the models to take center stage under a renewed No Child Left Behind Act.
December 18, 2007 - Education Week

Some observers blame President Bush and the NEA for the lack of progress on reauthorization this year.
December 17, 2007 - Education Week

For all of this year’s debate about the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, virtually no one has brought up the question of how best to give out billions of dollars a year under the law.
December 3, 2007 - Education Week

The 3.2 million-member union and its California affiliate are mounting a vigorous campaign against the law and the most prominent proposal for reauthorizing it.
November 9, 2007 - Education Week

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander's proposal comes as lawmakers question whether they will have time to pass a reuthorization bill this year.
November 8, 2007 - Education Week

Efforts to revise the law are mired in backroom negotiations in both the House and the Senate and show no signs of gaining the momentum necessary to ensure completion of the reauthorization in 2008.
November 1, 2007 - Education Week

This week marked the first time President Bush said he would veto a reauthorization bill that did not include the accountability rules and school choice measures that he favors.
October 18, 2007 - Education Week

Lawmakers' proposals for reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act could reduce the focus on randomized experiments.
October 16, 2007 - Education Week

President Bush spoke about NCLB last week and added two words to his typical description of the law’s central goal: “or above.”
October 12, 2007 - Education Week

Lawmakers are proposing that only those schools failing to make AYP in several subgroups for three consecutive years would be required to offer tutoring.
October 8, 2007 - Education Week

As lawmakers continued backroom negotiations, President Bush urged them to move the bill along.
September 28, 2007 - Education Week

Once considered sacrosanct, NCLB's academic achievement proficiency goal appears to be open for negotiation.
September 24, 2007 - Education Week

If Senator Edward M. Kennedy wants to get a bill reauthorizing NCLB through Congress before the end of this year, he has some big stumbling blocks to overcome.
September 21, 2007 - Education Week

The two national teachers’ unions have mounted a vigorous lobbying campaign against the plan's incentive-pay provisions.
September 14, 2007 - Education Week

The proposal aims to ensure that the cost of paying teachers’ salaries does not end up lavishing more money per student on one school than another.
September 12, 2007 - Education Week

The draft of changes to the No Child Left Behind Act features potential incentives for states to test students in core subjects other than those now required—mathematics, reading, and science.
September 7, 2007 - Education Week

The draft provisions also address programs such as teacher quality and professional development, Reading First, services for English-language learners, and impact aid.
September 7, 2007 - Education Week

The Secretary says she is ‘deeply troubled’ by sections that might soften accountability.
September 7, 2007 - Education Week

Special education advocacy groups offered a mixed assessment of the draft proposal for reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act.
August 31, 2007 - Education Week

Observers raised concerns about how a draft plan to reauthorize NCLB would affect English-language learners.
August 31, 2007 - Education Week

The draft outlines key House members’ plans to change the accountability system by measuring students’ academic growth and adding other indicators to those in reading and mathematics.
August 31, 2007 - Education Week

Members of Congress have introduced more than 100 bills to amend the law.
August 30, 2007 - Education Week

The California Democrat would allow states to use multiple measures to assess student progress.
August 10, 2007 - Education Week

As the reauthorization process slows in Congress, presidential candidates take up the issue during a debate.
July 27, 2007 - Education Week

Some disability-rights advocates fear high standards for students with disabilities could be sacrificed as states seek more flexibility in NCLB.
July 17, 2007 - Education Week

The chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee signaled that he’ll propose some major changes in his reauthorization bill.
July 13, 2007 - Education Week

How can the federal law be changed to make sure struggling schools get help?
June 19, 2007 - Education Week

It backs a bill that would require districts to document how they informed parents about the availability of the tutoring.
May 22, 2007 - Education Week

Twenty-five House members formally presented their ideas for revising the law to senior members of the Education and Labor Committee.
May 17, 2007 - Education Week

The president has been actively highlighting what he sees as the successes of the law.
May 1, 2007 - Education Week

House lawmakers invited ideas on how to improve the quality of and access to tutoring made available under the No Child Left Behind Act.
April 24, 2007 - Education Week

Because the federal law gives the states the power to define proficiency, there are 50 different definitions of the term.
April 17, 2007 - Education Week

The Washington-based group Education Trust has advocated keeping accountability strong under the law.
April 17, 2007 - Education Week

The National Governors Association has released recommendations for NCLB renewal that aim to preserve the federal role in holding states accountable for student learning.
April 6, 2007 | Updated: May 3, 2016 - Education Week

Experts say NCLB has prompted a significant improvement in the education of students with disabilities.
April 3, 2007 - Education Week

Advocates want the federal law to give states the power to enforce the parental-involvement sections of NCLB.
April 3, 2007 - Education Week

The two national teachers’ unions want a radical overhaul of the federal law’s accountability measures.
March 20, 2007 - Education Week

Reducing teacher-quality gaps in public schools was the central topic of a hearing held in Washington last week.
March 13, 2007 - Education Week

The Bush administration and education groups are now waiting to hear from the institution that matters most: Congress.
February 20, 2007 - Education Week

Witnesses offered ideas for fixing the lowest-achieving schools, including closing failing schools and restarting them from scratch.
February 13, 2007 - Education Week


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