Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

Feeling 'Left Behind'? As We Wait For Waiver Details, An NCLB Primer

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    President Obama (center) holds a meeting with a bicameral, bipartisan group of legislators to discuss the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind in March 2011.

    This week, the Obama administration announced it would offer waivers to states from provisions of No Child Left Behind — and Indiana education officials announced they would ask for one of those waivers. Though thin on the details of the waivers, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says too many schools will not make adequate yearly progress measurements this year, and the law needs to be overhauled.

    So hold on: Adequate yearly progress? Waivers?

    If you think that paragraph might as well have been written in Ancient Greek, StateImpact Indiana might have just the resource for you.

    We go back to square one and explain how we got No Child Left Behind — and why it’s so controversial — in this topics page.

    Give it a read, and if you’re so-compelled, leave us a comment: What questions do you have about NCLB? We’ll try and answer any questions as best we can.


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