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NCLB Be Thrown Out?
attended your conference in Indianapolis. It was great! I came back
excited about what I had learned.
When I tried to discuss research-based
instruction with the director of our special ed. facility, he
was not interested. He said President Bush won't be re-elected and
No Child Left Behind will be thrown out immediately.
you think No Child Left Behind will be thrown out? Or was Congressional
support strong enough that it should survive?
NCLB is the federal education funding law - the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act with a new name. Most provisions of the current law
were set in motion during the Clinton administration, long before
Bush came into office. I see no chance that the law will be thrown
About your administrator: Some people want to keep their heads
in the sand. They do not bother to learn about the laws that affect
them - IDEA or NCLB. If he doesn't take his head out of the sand,
he will be left behind.
Child Left Behind: What Educators, Principals & Administrators
Need to Know. Sue
Heath, co-author of Wrightslaw:
No Child Left Behind, describes
new requirements about educating teachers and paraprofessionals, school
and school district report cards, and annual testing of math and reading
Educators Need to Know is also available as a printer-friendly
version for distribution.
Great Things About Reading in NCLB. Regardless of their "category"
or label, most kids with special educational needs have deficits
in reading. No Child Left Behind includes four legal definitions
that Pete is using in his cases: reading; essential components of
reading instruction; scientifically based reading research, and
diagnostic reading assessments.
Parent's Guide to No Child Left Behind. Sue Heath, co-author
No Child Left Behind, describes new requirements for teachers
and paraprofessionals, school and school district report cards,
annual testing in math and reading. Learn about new options for
parents, including transfers from failing schools and free supplemental
services - tutoring, after-school programs and summer school. Printer-friendly
version of A
Parent's Guide to No Child Left Behind to distribute.
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