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NCLB Hearing Coverage: A Long, Boring Hearing?

By Alexander Russo — March 14, 2007 1 min read

There aren’t many big differences in how media folks covered yesterday’s hearing that I can see -- it sounds like a long, boring hearing -- but here they are:

‘No Child’ target is called out of reach Washington Post
In Virginia, schools have achieved universal proficiency on reading and math tests 45 times since 2002, officials said.

Congress Gets an Earful on No Child Left Behind NPR
Members of the House and Senate asked concerned citizens Tuesday for ideas on how to improve the No Child Left Behind education law — and they got an earful.

‘No Child’ education act under review Washington Times
Mr. Barnes’ commission called for the creation of voluntary national standards, while Elizabeth Burmaster, president of the Council of Chief State School Officers, argued for less federal intrusion and more autonomy for states. “Give me some more flexibility,” she said.

Changes to No Child Left Behind requested Gannett
The No Child Left Behind Act, with its controversial emphasis on testing students and its often-unpopular punishment of schools that don’t show steady progress, isn’t going away anytime soon.

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