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HELP ON NCLB: Senators Harkin and Alexander Affirm Need to Go Back to Work on NCLB Rewrite During HELP Committee Hearing on Early Lessons from NCLB Waivers Article

February 25, 2013

During a February 7 hearing on “Early Lessons from State Flexibility Waivers” under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), both Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN), said Congress should go back to work on a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as NCLB.

Five States To Reimagine the School Day, Increase Classroom Time by 300 Hours Article

December 10, 2012

Five states—Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee—will participate in a pilot initiative to extend teaching time by 300 hours over the school year under a $3 million collaborative with the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time and Learning.

THE URGENCY OF NOW: New Schott Foundation Report Calls for “Support-Based Reform Agenda” to Increase High School Graduation Rates Among Black and Latino Males Article

October 01, 2012

Nationwide, only 52 percent of black males and 58 percent of Latino males graduated in four years from the high school Class of 2010, compared to 78 percent of white males, according to The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males 2012, a new report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education.

THE CONDITION OF COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS 2012: Only 25 Percent of 2012 High School Graduates Considered “College Ready” in Four Core Subjects, According to ACT Results Article

September 17, 2012

Only one in four high school graduates from the Class of 2012 who took the ACT college- and career-readiness exam were considered “college ready” in English, reading, mathematics, and science, according to The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2012, released by ACT on August 22.

ANOTHER WAVE OF WAIVERS: Obama Administration Approves Eight More States for NCLB Waivers Article

June 11, 2012

On May 29, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that eight more states have been granted flexibility from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and a career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

PREPARING ALL TEACHERS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS: New Report Identifies Promising Practices With ELL Students That General Education Teachers Can Employ Article

May 14, 2012

Noting that an estimated 25 percent of children in the United States are from immigrant families and live in households where a language other than English is spoken, a new report from the Center for American Progress offers promising practices that all teachers can employ when working with these students.

Twenty-Six New States and DC Request NCLB Waivers from U.S. Department of Education Article

March 05, 2012

As Congress continues to work on a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), twenty-six new states and the District of Columbia (DC) formally submitted requests to the U.S. Department of Education for waivers from key provisions of NCLB on February 29.

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