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What Exactly Is "No Child Left Behind"?


Started in 2001 during the Presidency of George W. Bush, No Child Left Behind is a broad-based reform effort designed to address topics ranging from technology improvement, to teacher licensing provisions, to mental wellness training.  These programs were made possible through competitive, one-time federal grants.

The law also requires states to create an assessment model which must be approved by and reported to the United States Department of Education.  In the case of Indiana , Public Law 221.  The data collect through “No Child Left Behind” is compiled into reports and presented to Congress.


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Why A Romney Presidency Could Mean A Departure From Obama's NCLB Waivers

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Mitt Romney hasn’t said outright he’d dismiss the Obama administration’s No Child Left Behind waivers if elected president, but an advisor hinted that would be the case Monday night. Phil Handy “filled in many of the blanks” for those curious about Romney’s positions during an Education Week-sponsored debate in New York, writes Michele McNeil: The waivers are “not about flexibility. […]

Why Indiana's No Child Left Behind Waiver Won't Mean Less Reporting For The State

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Indiana and the 25 other states granted waivers from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law will still have to send student data to Washington, D.C., writes Sarah D. Sparks for Education Week: That means waivers states, who have created brand new accountability systems, don’t have to do less reporting. They actually […]

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