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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES FINAL REGULATIONS FOR NCLB: Regulations Include Clarifications on Teacher Quality Article

December 09, 2002

After receiving over 700 comments from approximately 140 parties in regard to proposed regulations for the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige issued final regulations to further clarify federal, state, and local responsibilities under NCLB.

RETAINING OUR BEST: NCLB Implementation Must Address Teacher Attrition Problem Article

November 09, 2002

A new Alliance report, New-Teacher Excellence: Retaining Our Best, argues that as school districts around the nation work overtime to implement the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), they may inadvertently be accelerating the departure of experienced teachers and failing to provide struggling new teachers with the supports they need to become comfortable and effective in the classroom.

ONE WEEK LATER: House of Representatives Passes Key Component of the Alliance’s Framework for an Excellent Education Article

October 07, 2002

Exactly one week after the release of the Alliance for Excellent Education's new report, Every Child a Graduate, the House of Representatives passed the "Canceling Loans to Allow School Systems to Attract Classroom Teachers Act" (CLASS ACT), a loan-forgiveness bill for teachers that embodies a key component of the report's Teacher and Principal Quality Initiative.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.