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National Education Association Research Department, 2006
This report offers detailed recommendations to improve the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). It is a call to action to provide educators with the tools and resources they need to do the important job of preparing our students to live productive and successful lives. The…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Public Schools, Poverty, Civil Rights
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Weaver, Reg – Educational Leadership, 2006
The National Education Association has strongly supported the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since its inception in 1965. But the law's most recent reauthorization, the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, is fundamentally flawed, writes NEA President Reg Weaver. Weaver offers NEA's recommendations for revising the law and addressing these…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability
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Forster, Greg – Education Next, 2006
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the proliferation of high school exit exams, the success of school choice initiatives, and a dozen other smaller if more bitter battles, education has become one of the hottest policy topics in Washington. That means there is a booming market for education experts, especially those who claim…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Choice, Exit Examinations, Educational Improvement
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Ward, Phillip; O'Sullivan, Mary – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
The conditions that students, parents, teachers, and administrators experienced are a product of economic, political, and social influences that impact the day-to-day operation of urban schools. One cannot understand the context of urban schools in the United States without considering the economic, political, and social influences that have made…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Context Effect, Public Schools, Social Influences
US Department of Education, 2005
This workbook, submitted by the State of Oregon to the U.S. Department of Education, is for State Grants under Title IX, Part C, Section 9302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110). By January 31, 2003, States must complete and submit to the Department this Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Districts
US Department of Education, 2005
This report presents a summary of Virginia's response to the U.S. Department of Education's (USED) decision on proposed amendments to the Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook required in the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001." A June 8, 2004 letter by Thomas M. Jackson (President, Virginia Board of Education) to Raymond…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Districts
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Ward, Cynthia V. – Journal of Education Finance, 2005
Debate over the proper identification and placement of gifted children in public schools is not new. But the pressure put on public schools by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 has brought advocates and opponents of gifted education into starker conflict. This presents a chance to reexamine the foundational premises of the argument in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Form Classes (Languages), Equal Education, Disadvantaged Youth
US Department of Education, 2004
The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) (section 9532 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) requires that each State receiving funds under the ESEA establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that students attending a persistently dangerous public elementary or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Choice
Council of the Great City Schools, 2003
The Council of the Great City Schools prepared this report to summarize findings and recommendations that the organization's Strategic Support Teams made during visits to the Richmond Public Schools in the Fall 2003. These teams were requested by the Richmond schools' superintendent and funded by the U.S. Department of Education to review school…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty
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