Tag: No Child Left Behind

Educators optimistic after seeing final federal rules on school success

| November 30, 2016
Educators optimistic after seeing final federal rules on school success

State officials welcomed final regulations for the federal school policy that will replace the troubled No Child Left Behind program, which give states more flexibility to determine school success and which schools are falling behind.

The 383-page document released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education also extended key deadlines that states must hit as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The final plan was released after more than 20,000 comments from educators on earlier drafts, and Arizona educators were generally upbeat about the final tweaks that give more power to states and school districts.

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Tribes eye plan for flexibility under No Child Left Behind

| June 17, 2015
Tribes eye plan for flexibility under No Child Left Behind

By Aubrey Rumore • Cronkite News • Navajo-Hopi Observer WASHINGTON – The way Navajo Nation Council Delegate Lee Jack Sr. sees it, “God gave us different ways to speak, God gave us different ways to live.” It stands to reason, then, that we should have different ways to teach, he said. “The Native kids need […]

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House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

| January 28, 2015
House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

January 22, 2015 • By Kimberly Hefling • AP Education Writer • U.S. News & World Report WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday endorsed continuing the federally required annual testing of students under the No Child Left Behind education law. With Congress trying to update the President […]

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