No Child Left Behind

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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.

Issue Backgrounder

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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.

Special Collection

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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Though it's shunned Race to the Top and common core, Texas has joined the federal waiver pack, getting flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers who have been fired because of flawed evaluations will not have their day in court, write W. James Popham and Marguerita K. DeSander.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan threatens to sanction the state if it follows through on a proposal to suspend most accountability testing for one year and rely on common-core-aligned field tests instead.
September 10, 2013 | Updated: June 23, 2015 - Education Week
New guidance from the Education Department ups the ante on teacher quality work for states looking for another two years of flexibility from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
August 26, 2013 - Education Week
August 26, 2013 - Education Week
The initial wave of federal monitoring turns up soft spots as states implement their NCLB waivers.
August 26, 2013 - Education Week
Many for-profit providers of supplemental education services have had to pursue new K-12 revenue streams, or even close their doors, as federal funding has moved to other purposes.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week
An unprecedented group waiver for eight districts redefines the federal role in school accountability—and has some saying it goes too far.
August 16, 2013 | Updated: June 23, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education plans to issue guidance by month's end on how states with waivers under the NCLB law can go about seeking renewal.
August 8, 2013 - Education Week

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