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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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05/21 04:33 pm | Five Non-Waiver States Will Get to Pause School Ratings For a Year | You don't need a comprehensive No Child Left Behind waiver to get a reprieve from some of the law's accountability requirements.

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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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With No Child Left Behind waivers in place and partisan bills in Congress, the administration has little incentive to push for a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
August 8, 2013 - Education Week
Far different versions of legislation to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary are shaping up in each house of Congress.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tells Education Week he sees no need to step up the federal role in new accountability systems under NCLB waivers.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
The common-core standards lack an essential element in ignoring civics education, Web Hutchins writes.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
July 9, 2013 - Education Week
Some welcome the chance for more time to begin using new teacher-evaluation systems, while others say they're already on track.
July 8, 2013 - Education Week
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., says the next version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act should empower state and local leaders and parents to make key decisions.
June 28, 2013 - Education Week
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says the Strengthening America's Schools Act, which he introduced, would reaffirm the federal commitment to schools while eliminating burdensome mandates.
June 27, 2013 - Education Week
A flurry of education groups are staking out positions on the role tests should play in evaluating teachers and labeling schools.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
After three years, a $1.5 million investment, and a huge staffing shake-up, the long-troubled former Shawnee High School in Louisville, Ky., remains on tenuous ground.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week

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