ERIC Number: ED485435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-15
The Achiever. Volume 3, Number 15
Ashby, Nicole, Ed.
US Department of Education
Various topics are discussed in this issue of "The Achiever", the U.S. Department of Education's biweekly bulletin for parents and community leaders on "No Child Left Behind," the historic, bipartisan education reform law signed by President Bush in January 2002. This issue includes the following articles: "President Bush Announces New Education Proposals," which discusses President Bush's new plan to improve K-12 education, reward high-quality teachers, increase opportunities for online learning, and broaden access to higher education; "Supplementing My Child's Education" (Cari Sager), which describes how one parent used free tutoring available through No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to supplement her daughter's education; "Close-Up: No Child Left Behind--Early Reading First," which describes the U.S. Department of Education's Early Reading First grants to help early childhood education programs prepare young children to enter kindergarten with the necessary cognitive, language, and early reading skills; "On the Horizon," which lists upcoming events; "New College Exam Results," which presents this year's results from the nation's most widely accepted college admission exams (the ACT and SAT); "Did You Know?," which briefly discusses the percentage of full-day public prekindergarten classes by region of the United States; and "New Guide! Implementing Effective School Choice Programs," which describes a new guide from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement entitled "Creating Strong District School Choice Programs."
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Reading Skills, Higher Education, Preschool Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Recognition, Elementary Secondary Education, School Choice, Tutoring, College Entrance Examinations
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: U. S. Department of Education, Office of Interagency and Intergovernmental Affairs