ERIC Number: ED466789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Back to School, Moving Forward: What "No Child Left Behind" Means for America's Communities.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.
President George W. Bush's "No Child Left Behind" plan for educational improvement is based on four principles: accountability for results; local control and flexibility; expanded parental choice; and effective and successful programs. Improving education, however, will require more than just state officials, school boards, and school superintendents--communities will play an important role in providing oversight, ideas, and accountability. This guide explains what people can do to improve instruction and make schools more accountable for student performance. The guide shows community members some of the resources they can use to make sure "no child is left behind." It specifically shows: what high standards mean and do; what to look for in test scores; how communities can hold schools accountable for results; how to improve reading instruction; and where to turn for more information on how to get involved. (NKA)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Role, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Reading Instruction, School Choice, Standards, Testing
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001