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April 11, 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson, seated with his childhood schoolteacher, Kate Deadrich Loney, delivers remarks after signing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at the former Junction Elementary School near Stonewall, Texas.
—Frank Wolfe/The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library-File

No Child Left Behind: An Overview

This primer on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act—the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA—includes information about compliance, proficiency, and waivers; milestones in the law’s history; main criticisms; and resources for further reading. (April 10, 2015)

Spotlight on No Child Left Behind

This Spotlight looks at where adjustments have been made to the controversial NCLB law and what lies ahead.

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No Child Left Behind
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Blog: Politics K-12

08/28 11:49 am | Nearly Half of States Opted to Hit Accountability Snooze Button | For those states, results from tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards won't have an effect on school ratings, at least for the school year that just ended.

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NCLB Turns 10: Perspectives on the No Child Left Behind Act
To reflect on the law's anniversary, the Education Week Commentary editors asked a range of K-12 education leaders, politicians, teachers, and child advocates for their thoughts.

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Now that the federal government is giving states more flexibility in shaping their accountability systems, the question is: What will these new systems look like?
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed their own bills to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Here's how the bills compare in key policy areas, and how they stack up against the No Child Left Behind Act—the current law—and the Obama administration's NCLB waivers.
August 3, 2015 - Education Week
Without federal government pressure, states and school districts will do little to address inequity, writes former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
July 30, 2015 - Education Week
The bipartisan proposal to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act may take up a week or more of the Senate's time.
July 6, 2015 - Education Week
Some plans submitted to the federal government pitch new ideas for how to best share the most-qualified teachers, while others repackage strategies already underway.
June 30, 2015 - Education Week
As medical advancements improve the life expectancy for children with life-threatening illnesses, the education programs available to these students are not keeping up, writes Meghaan Ferreira.
June 26, 2015 - Education Week
Educators would have an easier time narrowing the achievement gap if learning goals and assessments in math were revised, Regina Scanlon argues.
June 19, 2015 - Education Week
The opt-out movement has an impact on K-12 accountability, but it's complicated, write researchers Jessica K. Beaver and Lucas Westmaas.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The state is looking for the federal green light to use Title I funding it now spends on tutoring services to extend learning time.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week

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