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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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Will The No Child Left Behind Rewrite Go Somewhere This Time?

Obama Meets On Elementary And Secondary Education Act.

As far as “weeks-that-were” go in education policy, last week was big. A bill rewriting the No Child Left Behind act made it out of committee on Thursday. For all the bluster about rehashing NCLB over the years, this hasn’t happened since the original law passed in 2001. But just because the current law is a political loser doesn’t mean its replacement — […]

'Do We Really Need Another NCLB Hearing?'

That’s the question the WashPo Answer Sheet blog’s Valerie Strauss poses on the eve of a scheduled hearing in the U.S. House Education Committee on federal accountability standards under No Child Left Behind: And if there is one thing we need, it is one more hearing during which witnesses can repeat the same complaints they […]

GOP To Districts: Spend Federal Money How You Want

You know it’s serious when critics, including teachers unions, are panning a recently-proposed education bill as a blow to “civil rights.” But an interest group representing local school administrators calls the measure a “breath of fresh air.” The State and Local Funding Flexibility Act, as introduced yesterday by House education committee chair John Kline (R-Minn.), would allow […]

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