Thursday, July 19

Senators (and Klein) propose NCLB tweaks

A tri-partisan group of senators yesterday introduced the "All Students Can Achieve Act," which aims to address some of the failures of the controversial No Child Left Behind act, up for renewal this fall. Chancellor Klein was at the press conference, along with the new Washington, D.C., schools superintendent, to support the legislation proposed by senators Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Norm Coleman (R-Minn.). The All Students Can Achieve Act focuses not just on test scores but on improving teacher quality, establishing voluntary national standards, and closing the achievement gap. You can read more about the proposed legislation in a press release on the senators' websites; here it is on Landrieu's.

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