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US Congress, 2002
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is a comprehensive plan to reform schools, change school culture, empower parents, and improve education for all children. The law promises to raise standards for all children and to help all children meet these standards. No Child Left Behind is based on four principles: (1) Accountability for results; (2)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, School Law, Educational Change
Thomas, M. Donald; Bainbridge, William L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2002
Argues that educational improvement phrases, such as "No child left behind," are empty slogans without adequate financial support. (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
Business Roundtable, 2002
This issue of "CEO Education Update" describes the Business Roundtable's long-term campaign for better schools. It suggests steps that business leaders can take to build support for the No Child Left Behind Act. It also suggests ways for business leaders to focus efforts where they can have the greatest impact in driving education reform…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC. – 2002
This document contains seven policy papers and two comments that focus on those aspects of the No Child Left Behind Act involving state academic standards and testing programs; the intersection of state testing and national assessment; tracking of yearly progress; and accountability at the state, district, and school levels. Papers include: (1)…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards
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Ryan, Katherine – American Journal of Evaluation, 2002
Discusses shaping educational accountability systems in the context of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Suggests ways in which evaluation can contribute to improving and changing accountability systems, especially through the development of standards. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Wolf, Dennie Palmer – School Administrator, 2002
Argues that schools and school districts should use a developmental approach to accountability that focuses on continuous growth rather than relying solely on the attainment model proposed for the accountability mechanisms in the No Child Left Behind Act. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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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
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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
Joiner, Lottie L. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discusses the challenges facing school districts in hiring qualified tutors to provide supplemental services for low-income students in failing Title I schools under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Describes the supplemental-services provision of NCLB. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Supplementary Education, Tutors
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
Reed, Suellen – Indiana Reading Journal, 2002
Notes that federal officials stress that educators should not overlook key elements in reading instruction (phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension), even with the No Child Left Behind Act's emphasis on phonics. Discusses how families play a critical role in reading instruction. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Parent Participation, Phonics, Reading Instruction
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)
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
Jennings, Jack – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes reasons and objectives for expanded role of federal government in education inherent in the 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) called the No Child Left Behind Act. Asserts that reauthorized ESEA also means an expanded role in educational reform for state and school districts. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Government Role
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2002
Twelfth Bracey report on the condition of public education includes commentary on testing, Edison Schools, No Child Left Behind Act, educational vouchers, tuition tax credits, and impoverished schools. Includes recipients of several Bracey awards such as "The Get Thee to a Nunnery, Rick Mills Award." (Contains 66 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education
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