Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Testing Obsession and the Disappearing Curriculum

September 2, 2014 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker Not that long ago, elementary schools were places where students could discover what they were good at, explore the subjects that appealed to them, or maybe just be content with enjoying school. But for many elementary school teachers who joined the profession during the last decade, and especially those who work in [...]

NEA: How We Must Move Forward on ESEA/NCLB

July 17, 2013 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker This week, for the first time since 2001, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is expected to hit the floor of the U.S. Congress. The House of Representatives will be debating and voting on the “Student Success Act” (H.R. 5) and the stakes for students across the [...]

NEA President: ESEA Reauthorization Must Focus on Equity in Education

February 6, 2013 by twalker  
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By John Rosales When the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee meets on Thursday to take a closer look at NCLB waivers, Pam Geisseihardt will be hanging on every syllable spoken by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and several state education chiefs who are scheduled to testify. And she will be wishing she [...]

Eight More States Granted NCLB Waivers

May 30, 2012 by clong  
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By Cindy Long The Obama administration approved eight additional states for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) yesterday, bringing the total number of states with waivers to 19. Eighteen other states and Washington, D.C. also applied for waivers and their applications are still under review. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced [...]

Keeping Classroom Creativity Alive in the NCLB Era

April 1, 2012 by twalker  
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By Alain Jehlen January marked the dubious 10-year anniversary of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation signed into law by former President George W. Bush. NCLB changed the focus of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act from emphasizing equal access and closing achievement gaps in education to focusing on high-stakes testing, labeling, and sanctions. [...]

Parents Agree – Better Assessments, Less High-Stakes Testing

March 19, 2012 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker Educators aren’t alone in being fed up with narrow, punitive student accountability measures. Parents also want well-designed, timely assessments that monitor individual student performance and progress across a range of subjects and skills. That’s one of the key findings in a new study by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). NWEA, a non-profit educational [...]

NEA Gives Kline ESEA Bills a Failing Grade

February 29, 2012 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker The National Education Association spoke out on Tuesday against two amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization effort for walking away from the federal government’s commitment to ensuring equity for students in need. The two bills, the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act, were [...]

Ten States to Receive NCLB Waivers

February 9, 2012 by twalker  
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By Sara Robertson President Barack Obama and Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today the approval of ten states’ plans to make substantial school reforms in return for temporary regulatory relief from some of No Child Left Behind’s mandates. The administration endorsed plans by Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma [...]

NCLB’s 10th Anniversary No Cause For Celebration

January 6, 2012 by twalker  
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By Sara Robertson No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was signed into law by former President George W. Bush 10 years ago this Sunday. NCLB changed the focus of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), from emphasizing equal access and closing achievement gaps in education, to focusing on high stakes testing, labeling, and sanctions. NEA [...]

NEA State Leaders Lobby Senators on NCLB Changes

October 19, 2011 by ajehlen  
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By Alain Jehlen With letters and phone calls pouring in from educators around the country and visits from 15 NEA state affiliate leaders, a key Senate committee this week began consideration of a bipartisan bill to change No Child Left Behind (NCLB). However, the debate stalled after less than two hours on Tuesday when Sen. Rand [...]

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