Spotlight on No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

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On No Child Left Behind


Education Week's Spotlight on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for schools by state
  • Using growth models to determine AYP under NCLB
  • Calculating high school graduation rates
  • Expanding student participation in public school choice and free tutoring, also known as supplemental education services
  • The “differential accountability” pilot project to allow states to experiment with alternative ways of improving schools that are failing to make AYP
  • Debate over the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
  • Why schools fail to make AYP under NCLB

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Almost 30,000 schools in the United States failed to make adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act in the 2007-08 school year.
December 19, 2008 - Education Week

Outgoing Secretary Spellings approves more states for flexibility and tells each state where it stands under the federal education law.
January 21, 2009 - Education Week

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

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: April 7, 2012 - Education Week

In Perspective
Framing the Debate
The No Child Left Behind Act is slated to be reauthorized in 2007, and both President Bush and the leaders of the incoming Democratic-controlled Congress have signaled their interest in keeping renewal of the law on schedule.
December 12, 2006 - Education Week

Michael J. Weiss evaluates the differences between the 'growth model' and the 'value-added model' of measuring school performance.
June 14, 2008 - Education Week

"Failing to address the three central flaws of No Child Left Behind could undermine the standards-based-reform movement—and indeed, our entire system of public education," says Richard D. Kahlenberg.
October 13, 2008 - Education Week

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