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Ten Years After No Child Left Behind

Jan 5, 2012
Two alums reflect on school accountability President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a new waiver system in September, the latest attempt to alleviate the burden felt by the 20 percent of schools labeled...

The Role of the Private Sector in K-12 Public Education

Mar 18, 2008, 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Abstract: The challenges facing K-12 public education systems in Michigan and throughout the U.S. are formidable, and seem to grow more complex by the day. Issues related to globalization, federal oversight through the No Child Left Behind law, unfunded state mandates, aging infrastructure, and many more, are putting pressure on K-12 public school systems even while calls to improve student achievement and public education accountability grow from all quarters.
Ford School

A Pathway to Common Education Standards

Jan 26, 2009, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Abstract The case for a national effort to create core standards grows stronger by the day. Currently, 50 states have 50 standards, and most states are setting the bar as low as possible in order to comply with the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements of NCLB. Half the states have set fourth-grade reading benchmarks so low that they fall beneath even the most basic level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Brian Jacob: NCLB data shows mixed results

Dec 19, 2009 0:03:36

Brian Jacob, who co-authored the first known rigorous national impact evaluation of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, talks about the mixed effects the legislation has had on student achievement. December, 2009.