Tag:No Child Left Behind

  • Course Offerings Grow After NCLB

    RALEIGH – Public school students in North Carolina face a growing number of course options, regardless of federal No Child Left Behind standards. That’s a key finding in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.

  • Hickok: NCLB Needs Flexibility, Not Money

    RALEIGH — The federal No Child Left Behind program needs more flexibility, not an extra $1 billion in federal government spending, says a former deputy U.S. education secretary who helped put the program in place.

  • Finger-Pointing Follows NCLB Results

    RALEIGH — Newspapers across North Carolina recently reported dismal results from schools and districts statewide failing to meet the educational goals set forth by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The one word pointedly missing in the verbiage was “accountability.” Most school administrators gave excuses, not answers to the…

  • Revolutionaries Lead Way to School Reform

    The Education Leaders Council, born in 1995, is an advocacy group that describes itself as an action tank, not a think tank, reports Karen Palasek. The result was the beginning of an organization that in September 2002 brought more than 400 state school superintendents, teachers, policymakers, education analysts, and consultants…