No Child Left Behind

Mass. rating plan deemed unfair to high-poverty schools

Mass. rating plan deemed unfair to high-poverty schools

Report faults state system for not using ‘growth’ as bigger factor

MASSACHUSETTS GETS A poor grade from a Washington-based policy organization on how its plan to comply with a new federal education law treats schools with high rates of poverty. But a number of education policy thinkers in the state are pushing back against the report and say its message undermines an important pillar of education(...)

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On No Child law, Warren carries Kennedy torch

On No Child law, Warren carries Kennedy torch

Fights for accountability provision in face of union pushback

IN 2002, TED KENNEDY celebrated one of the signature achievements of his legislative career when George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act, which the Massachusetts senator helped steer through Congress. The law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, marked a turning point in national education policy, the first time a muscular set(...)

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