This update is courtesy of the Feb. 20 edition of the AUCD Legislative News In Brief: The No Child Left Behind Commission released a report on Tuesday,Message 1 of 3 , Feb 20, 2007View SourceThis update is courtesy of the Feb. 20 edition of the AUCD Legislative News In Brief:The No Child Left Behind Commission released a report on Tuesday,
February 13, containing recommendations for reauthorization. The NCLB
Commission was organized approximately a year ago and co-chaired by
former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and former Georgia Governor Roy
Barnes. It consisted of 15 members, including Judy Heumann, World Bank
Advisor and Disability & Development, and Ed Sontag, Acting Deputy
Director of CDC’s National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental
Disabilities. The Commission is independent, bi-partisan, and funded
through the Aspen Institute and other sources. Of particular
importance to students with disabilities, the Commission recommended
against the Administration’s proposed 2 percent policy (allowing
students with disabilities to be assessed against “modified achievement
standards.”). Based on research and testimony heard, the Commission
recommended maintaining this level at 1 percent. Another major
recommendation included the adoption of new requirements for Highly
Qualified Effective Teachers (HQET), which would use student
achievement data over three years to measure teacher effectiveness. A
link to the full report and webcast of the briefing are located at the
The Senate HELP and House Education and Workforce Committees are
expected to begin to take action this year on reauthorization. AUCD
will continue to monitor this activity and in coming weeks solicit
interest in forming a workgroup across the network to review materials
and assist AUCD legislative staff to provide input into reauthorization
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From the 12/10/07 edition of AUCD s Legislative News in Brief: Education Progress on reauthorization of No Child Left behind has stopped for this session ofMessage 1 of 3 , Dec 11 7:29 AMView SourceFrom the 12/10/07 edition of AUCD's Legislative News in Brief:Education
Progress on reauthorization of No Child Left behind has stopped for this session of Congress. While the prospects of reauthorization next year are slim given the political dynamics, continued efforts will be needed to educate members of Congress about recommendations from the disability community.Sandy, Illinois (alpy2@...)
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Here is the latest update on the No Child Left Behind Act reauthorization from Education Week reporter, David J. Hoff. The link to his blog on this topic isMessage 1 of 3 , Aug 4, 2008View Source
Here is the latest update on the No Child Left Behind Act reauthorization from Education Week reporter, David J. Hoff. The link to his blog on this topic is as follows:
The latest news on the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.
David J. Hoff has been reporting on the biggest issues in K-12 education for more than 10 years for Education Week. He primarily reports now on the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.
July 29, 2008
Castle Bill Seeks Consensus for NCLB's Future
With NCLB on the back burner until next year, Rep. Michael N. Castle, R-Del., has introduced a bill that could be the starting point for discussion in 2009.
The bill includes lots of ideas from the bipartisan discussion draft that leaders of the House Education and Labor Committee released last year, according to this press release issued jointly by Castle and Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif. They are the most important Republicans on the education committee.
According to a summary on Castle's Web site, the bill would:
1.) Require states to rewrite their standards to make them compatible with expectations for colleges and the workplace.
2.) Ask the National Academy of Sciences to explain the best method for comparing states' standards.
3.) Create two "separate and distinct school improvement and assistance systems" and two separate ways of redesigning schools, depending on the severity of the student achievement problems in those schools.
4.) Revive the Reading First program. See H.R. 1939 sponsored by Castle and McKeon.
5.) Establish a uniform method of calculating graduation rates.
Time reporters may point to this as a sign that NCLB could move quickly next year. But, remember that the discussion draft didn't advance last year.Sandy, Illinois (alpy2@...)
Volunteer Webmaster, www.OurChildrenLeftBehind.com (IDEA & NCLB reauthorization)
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