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Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes scope and policy implications of new education requirements for states and school districts in the 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) called the No Child Left Behind Act. Includes critical and supportive comments by educational leaders. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Government Role
Riley, Richard W. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Argues that school boards must focus on improving academic achievement within the context of budget cuts, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that educational vouchers are constitutional. Recommends affirmative school-board action such as developing school-community partnerships. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Board of Education Role, Court Litigation
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Brownell, Mary T.; Sindelar, Paul T.; Bishop, Anne G.; Langley, Lisa K.; Seo, Seonjin – Focus on Exceptional Children, 2002
This article considers two policy initiatives that address the dilemma of increasing special education teacher numbers and improving quality: the No Child Left Behind law and the plan laid out in the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future policy blueprint. It then discusses teacher attrition and retainment strategies. (Contains…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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Jennings, Jack – State Education Standard, 2002
Describes the expanded responsibility of state governments and local school districts to improve student academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, which expands the federal role in education. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Buchanan, Bruce – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes challenges rural school districts meet in recruiting young, talented teachers, particularly those facing tough new federal standards for hiring teachers in Title I schools. Describes how some school districts are meeting the challenge through emphasizing the benefits of rural schools, identifying and assisting high school students with…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Rural Schools, School Districts
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Cohen, Michael – Education Next, 2002
Draws on lessons learned from the Clinton Administration's efforts to implement 1994 federal legislation (Goals 2002 and Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization) to inform state and federal officials' efforts to implement the No Child Left Behind Act. (PKP)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Lakdawalla, Darius – Education Next, 2002
Argues that declines in the relative quality of teachers, reductions in class size, and growth in per-pupil spending can all be traced to one source-growing demand for skilled workers outside education. (Author/PKP)
Descriptors: Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education, Skilled Workers, Student Costs
LaFee, Scott – School Administrator, 2002
Describes the use of data-driven decision-making in four school districts: Plainfield Public Schools, Plainfield, New Jersey; Palo Alto Unified School District, Palo Alto, California; Francis Howell School District in eastern Missouri, northwest of St. Louis; and Rio Rancho Public Schools, near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Includes interviews with the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts
Blaney, Connie J. – School Administrator, 2002
Describes state open-records laws and school district policies and procedures for responding to citizen requests for public records information. Includes information about requirement in recently enacted No Child Left Behind Act for districts to provide the military with access to student directory information. (PKP)
Descriptors: Disclosure, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Relations, Records (Forms)
Gandal, Matthew – 2002
The new Elementary and Secondary Education Act amendments require states to begin annual testing in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics by the 2005-2006 school year. Only 16 states currently have grade-by-grade tests in reading and mathematics, and only 9 of those have tests aligned with their standards, as the law requires. The rest of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Standards
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2002
As schools pursue their mission to educate and as communities pursue the aim of improving the quality of life of their residents, major initiatives have been introduced and progress is being made. At the same time, it is evident that there remains considerable fragmentation and significant gaps in some of our efforts to assure no child is left…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Equal Education
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Holloway, Debra L. – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2002
The No Child Left Behind Act requires all teachers to be highly qualified by 2005-06. Accomplishing this will require statewide collaboration among higher education, school districts, certification boards, and departments of education. Data from recent studies of teacher recruitment, retention, and professional development in Wyoming illustrate…
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hodges, V. Pauline – Rural Educator, 2002
The movement to standardization and high-stakes testing has been driven by ideological and political concerns and has adversely affected teaching/learning, democratic discourse, and educational equity. Rural schools are hit harder because of geographic isolation and insufficient staff and resources. Testing used for purposes other than measuring…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Geographic Isolation
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2002
This document highlights National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) related milestone events, meetings, and publication dates in the year 2001. This is followed by a brief description of important aspects of "No Child Left Behind" relevant to NAEP participation. Next, a tally of 2001 NAEP assessment booklets processed, items…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Academic Achievement, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Linn, Robert L.; Baker, Eva L.; Betebenner, Damian W. – Educational Researcher, 2002
Discusses key provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act related to performance standards, adequate yearly progress targets, and the challenges such targets present for states and schools. Notes different states' approaches to assessment and discusses possible uses of results from the biennial state-level administrations of the National Assessment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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