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ERIC Number: ED510892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
In Need of Improvement: NCLB and High Schools. Policy Brief
Alliance for Excellent Education
When the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was drafted and signed into law, little attention was paid to the unique challenges that exist in the nation's high schools and what is best known about how to improve them. As a result, the law emerged with provisions that often neglect, or that are even at odds with, the needs of America's millions of high school students, particularly the six million students who are most at risk of dropping out of school each year. The brief describes these design and implementation flaws and how they undermine the educational and equity promises of NCLB at the high school level. "In Need of Improvement: NCLB and High Schools" calls on Congress to take the opportunity during the reauthorization of the law to build on the ideals of "no child left behind" and pass legislation that will lead the nation toward "every child a graduate." (Contains 13 endnotes.)
Alliance for Excellent Education. 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-828-0828; Fax: 202-828-0821; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; No Child Left Behind Act 2001