Parsing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Blueprint Parsing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Blueprint
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Parsing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Blueprint

by Nikhil Swaminathan

March 24, 2010
About 10 days ago, the Obama administration released a blueprint for remodeling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is better known these days as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This unspecific document outlined goals for fixing a lot of what NCLB got wrong, such as its "adequate yearly progress" goals and unspectacular achievement metrics.

But, how will the assessment of public schools' effectiveness change?

For those interested in seeing what the new blueprint targets, the Center for American Progress answers six key questions in a handy memo. There's also this stirring video (below) from the good folks at Ed Sector. Finally, over at the National Journal Online's Education Experts blog, there's a vigorous debate about whether the new version of ESEA will be any better than its predecessor.

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Photo (cc) by Flickr user Joe Shlabotnik.

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Parsing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Blueprint