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Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act, he gave this advice
Only 32% of fourth graders are proficient readers who read at a fourth grade level. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) emphasizes accountability and teaching methods that work. A large focus of this law is on reading achievement.
covers all states, school districts, and schools that accept
Title 1 federal grants. One way or another, this law covers all public
schools in all states. NCLB
will have a big impact on your child's education. You need to
learn about this law. These articles and resources will help you get
Facts About Teacher Training & Certification: Are We Destroying
the Future, One Child at a Time?
In this article, we take a closer look at teacher quality, training
and certification. Learn about the findings of the Teacher Quality
Report, check your state's pass rates for teachers, and learn more
about the No Child Left Behind Act.
Must Measure Progress & Report Results to Parents. Schools
must measure each child's progress every year and must report these
results to the child's parents and to the public. Yes, this requirement
applies to children in special education.
President Bush Signs No Child Left Behind Act (Jan 8, 2002)
When the president signed the No Child Left Behind Act, he gave advice to parents.
Kids from 8,652 Failing Schools Can Transfer - Is Your Child's School on The List? (July 1, 2002)
Secretary Rod Paige announced that students in more than 8,600 schools are eligible to attend higher-performing schools because their schools failed to meet state academic standards for two years. In this article, you learn about failing schools and new options for parents.
Lowering the Bar of Expectations. (Oct 23, 2002) Sec. Rod Paige warns that "Some states have lowered the bar of expectations to hide the low performance of their schools . . . others are discussing how they can ratchet down their standards to remove schools from their list of low performers."
No Child Left Behind Flyer. Includes information and resources that will answer many questions about No Child Left Behind.
About Good Teachers: Nothing is more important to a
child's success in school than finding well-prepared teachers. But
millions of children do not have the benefit of a well-prepared teacher
in their classrooms.
Facts About Reading Achievement: More than 60 percent of students are not proficient readers - more than half do not have the skills they will need to succeed in school or life. The solution? Provide teachers with up-to-date information on how to use scientific-based research to teach reading skills to children - and ensure that they use these methods in the classroom.
Tool Box - free brochures and
information from the U. S. Department of Education.
Letters to States from U. S. Dept of Education
Commission of the States, Special
Report: No State Left Behind: The Challenges and Opportunities
of ESEA 2001 (February 2002). Summarizes main provisions
and requirements of the NCLB Act: accountability and assessment,
reading and literacy, school choice, flexibility; also timelines
and funding levels; states' readiness to implement NCLB, links
to other pubs. Download
the No Child Left Behind Act to Improve Schools in Your State
- A Toolkit for Business Leaders - Information Resources
for Business Leadership to Increase Student Achievement under
the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, published by the Business