Tuesday, September 11, 2007

NCLB Studies

Report: Some failing schools taking no action
Even after failing NCLB targets for five consecutive years, at least 6% of schools have made no major changes as the law requires. A Government Accountability Office report says the Department of Education fails to monitor whether states are requiring such restructuring. Education Week (9/10)

Report: NCLB failing good students
Some 3.4 million high-achieving children from disadvantaged backgrounds are falling behind, according to a new Civic Enterprises and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation study. The foundation's executive vice president urged lawmakers to broaden NCLB so that schools teach higher achievers as intensely as those struggling for proficiency.
Education Week (9/10)

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