ERIC Number: ED483141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
No Child Left Behind and Faith-Based Leaders: Working Together So All Children Succeed.
US Department of Education
Throughout our nation?s history, faith communities have played an essential role in educating children. Churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious organizations have supported and extended the work of local schools by offering tutoring, reading instruction, mentoring, after-school programs and a wide range of other services. Faith communities have met the educational needs of young people with efforts that have been as generous as they have been effective. The recently passed No Child Left Behind Act?the landmark education reform law designed to close the historic achievement gaps between disadvantaged and minority students and their more advantaged peers?gives faith-based groups new opportunities to build on the good work they are already doing. No Child Left Behind resources can help faith-based groups to find new ways to help meet the learning needs of all children and to discover new ways to partner with local schools. With No Child Left Behind, schools and religious organizations can become even more powerful allies in the effort to ensure that all children?regardless of their race, family income or the language spoken in their homes?receive a high-quality education.
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Minority Group Children, Religious Organizations, Federal Legislation, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: U.S. Department of Education