No Child Left Behind

The latest news about No Child Left Behind including, archives, Commentaries, and special features. No Child Left Behind was replaced in Dec. 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

President George W. Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio, on Jan. 8, 2002. The NCLB law updated the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and significantly ratcheted up the federal role in education.
—Ron Edmonds/AP-File

No Child Left Behind Overview

This primer on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act—the previous 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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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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The compromise bill approved by the Senate education committee to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces other priorities awaiting debate, and is likely to draw intense partisan sparring.
April 22, 2015 – Education Week
Several professional challenges work against teachers, including the lack of autonomy and the absence of downtime, writes Jack Schneider.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
Testing, teacher evaluations, and A-F grading systems are among the issues as states apply for renewal of flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
The proposal hammered out after weeks of negotiation includes policies meant to charm members of both parties as they rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
This primer on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act—the previous 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. Its successor, the Every Student Succeeds Act, replaced NCLB in Dec. 2015.
April 10, 2015 – Education Week
Seventeen school superintendents explain why the ESEA testing mandate should remain in effect for the reauthorization of the law.
April 10, 2015 – Education Week
The policy implications of the ESEA, and its most recent reauthorization, the No Child Left Behind Act, have been at the heart of an enduring public debate.
April 1, 2015 – Education Week
Key studies over the past several decades have sought to draw meaningful conclusions about the federal funding stream aimed at the education of disadvantaged students.
April 1, 2015 – Education Week
Those seeking to quantify the effect of Title I aid on the achievement of poor children face a number of hurdles stemming from the nature of the program itself.
April 1, 2015 – Education Week
April 1, 2015 – Education Week

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