Tag Archives: NCLB

NCLB is at Death’s Door: Meet its Likely Replacement, the ESSA

NCLB is at Death’s Door: Meet its Likely Replacement, the ESSA

By David Casalaspi   As reported earlier on Green & Write, legislation to replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has been inching towards passage. More than four months after both chambers of Congress passed separate pieces of legislation to replace NCLB, key legislative players announced two weeks ago that they had reached a compromise to… Read More »

Is the End Near for No Child Left Behind?

Is the End Near for No Child Left Behind?

By David Casalaspi   On Friday, rumors broke that members of Congress had reached an agreement to move a long-awaited No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reauthorization to conference committee, meaning that legislation to replace NCLB could conceivably be passed by the end of the year. To assist our readers following these discussions, this post is… Read More »

A Change in Rhetoric Around Standardized Testing

A Change in Rhetoric Around Standardized Testing

By David Casalaspi Almost fourteen years after the enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the standardized testing movement finally seems to be losing some steam. Over the past few years, there has been growing concern among the public about the amount of standardized testing occurring in the nation’s public schools. In some states, parents… Read More »

ESEA Reauthorization and Teacher Quality

ESEA Reauthorization and Teacher Quality

By Dave Reid A reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – now proposed to be called The Every Child Achieves Act – is becoming closer to a reality. On April 7th Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray released a new, bipartisan bill to make significant changes to the existing law. The bill… Read More »

The Middle Ground in NCLB Renewal

The Middle Ground in NCLB Renewal

By Jason Burns No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was scheduled to be reauthorized in 2007, but has been stalled by political gridlock each time a bill to do so was introduced in Congress. The main points of contention in renewing NCLB have been the system of testing and the structure of accountability. Both of these elements became… Read More »

Disentangling the Federal Dollar Distribution Formula

Disentangling the Federal Dollar Distribution Formula

By Rachel White One of the most controversial changes being discussed in the Republican rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as No Child Left Behind, is the addition of a mere 51 words at the conclusion of Title I Part A. The proposed change would provide state governments with additional… Read More »

NCLB Reauthorization Unlikely to Change System of Testing

NCLB Reauthorization Unlikely to Change System of Testing

By Jason Burns Previous Green & Write posts have examined the implications of a NCLB reauthorization on teacher evaluations, the Common Core State Standards, and the impact of a reauthorization on state policy. This post considers the potential impact of NCLB reauthorization on the current system of testing. Recent proposals to reauthorize the federal No… Read More »

ESEA Reauthorization and Teacher Evaluations

ESEA Reauthorization and Teacher Evaluations

By Dave Reid Last week U.S. Senate Education Committee Chair Lamar Alexander released a draft of his 2015 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) proposal. ESEA, currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is the federal government’s most significant public education law. While much of the coverage and conversation has revolved around annual testing… Read More »