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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Who's saying what on NCLB

The Education Commission of the States—"a nonpartisan, nonprofit interstate compact created by the states and the U.S. Congress that helps governors, legislators, state education officials, business leaders and others identify, develop and implement public policies to improve student learning at all levels"—launched a new database that's providing information on who is saying what about the reauthorization of NCLB.
The database captures the recommendations of 15 national organizations
for revising specific NCLB requirements and provisions, as well as how
recent education reform priorities should be part of the NCLB discussion.

According to the ECS synthesis and analysis of 15 key education policy
stakeholders across 16 issues, the greatest collective agreement emerged in
the following areas:
-- Allow growth models for calculating Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
-- Provide more flexibility for students with disabilities and English
Language Learners (ELL)
-- Provide adequate funding to support NCLB requirements
-- Build state and local capacity to assist low-performing schools
-- Offer high-quality professional development
-- Target assistance and interventions to the highest-need schools and

1 comment:

Jill said...

Great resource, Wen! Thank you for flagging it.