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 opportunities to excel in school. In the process of making sure that all children have access to a quality education, an emphasis on testing was instituted, which seemingly changed the […]

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 in the city’s public schools, Reuters reports. SEE ALSO: Police Officials Blame Brutality Issues on Local Communities The meeting was cancelled and the vote postponed Tuesday to allow protesters to […]

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 […]

ATLANTA — Nearly half of America’s public schools didn’t meet federal achievement standards this year, marking the largest failure rate since the much-criticized No Child Left Behind Law took effect a decade ago, according to a national report released Thursday. The Center on Education Policy report shows more than 43,000 schools – or 48 percent […]

WASHINGTON — Minority lawmakers say House and Senate plans to rewrite the No Child Left Behind education law fail to protect minority children, those with disabilities and children learning English. The black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific American congressional caucuses insisted in a letter that they want a strong federal role in ensuring all students meet […]

WASHINGTON– President Barack Obama is giving states the flexibility to opt out of provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, a move he says is designed to energize schools but Republicans challenge as outside his authority. White House Reforms “No Child Left Behind” Testing Mandates Cheating Scandals Show Flaws In “No Child Left Behind” […]

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 […]

The nationwide cheating scandal occurring in a multitude of public schools arguably stems from the pressures of the federal “No Child Left Behind” Act. In Atlanta, 178 public school teachers and principals have been accused of cheating to raise scores on state standardized tests. In Washington, D.C. the U.S. Department of Education and the D.C. […]

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 […]