No Child Left Behind

The record for the most wins in a regular season was held for two decades by the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls team. Former NBA player Michael Jordan released a statement: “I want to congratulate the Warriors on an amazing season,” he said. “The game of basketball is always evolving and records are made to be broken.”

Acting Education Secretary John King is on a mission to reset the tone about teachers. Under the new federal education law, teachers will have greater input in education policy.

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge delivers this week’s CBC Message To America focusing on the plight of children in this country. Fudge explained to viewers that parents, teachers, students and community activists tell her the same thing -- “children across this country need our help.”

No Child Left Behind was the reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was supposed to ensure that all children had equal…

Protesters stormed a Portland, Ore., school board meeting earlier this week, demanding more time to learn about a bid to reduce racial and economic segregation…

President Barack Obama has given 10 states permission to pursue their school reforms without adhering to the standards of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and another 28 states are expected to receive similar approval by the end of the month. Rather than dealing with the standards of a system that has been criticized […]

WASHINGTON-Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he will announce a new waiver system Monday to give schools a break from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law. Critics say the benchmarks are unrealistic and brand schools as failures even if they make progress. Schools and districts where too few kids pass the […]

Recently, teachers and principals in the Atlanta public school system admitted to helping students cheat on government mandated tests. Why would they cheat? Laws set up for No Child Left Behind place funding for schools, salaries for teachers and even jobs for teachers on the scores students produce on these tests. Of course, it was […]

Recently, teachers and principals in the Atlanta public school system admitted to cheating on government mandated tests. Why would they cheat? Laws set up for No Child Left Behind place funding for schools, salaries for teachers and even jobs for teachers based on test scores. Of course it was the teachers who made the ultimate […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The nation’s students are mired at a basic level of reading in fourth and eighth grades, their achievement in recent years largely stagnant, according to a federal report Wednesday that suggests a dwindling academic payoff from the landmark No Child Left Behind law. But reading performance has climbed in D.C. elementary […]