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Challenges of No Child Left Behind : Understanding the Issues of Excellence, Accountability, and Choice - E. Jane Irons

Challenges of No Child Left Behind

Understanding the Issues of Excellence, Accountability, and Choice

Hardcover Published: 13th December 2006
ISBN: 9781578865178
Number Of Pages: 163

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Over the past 25 years a major shift in political ideology has refocused educational politics from equality issues to issues relating to excellence, accountability, and choice. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) first passed in 1965. NCLB legislation is a continuation of the educational reform movement for improved academic achievement that began in 1983 with publication of a government report, A Nation at Risk, which called for higher standards to prepare students for the 21st century. Reaction to the at-risk report generated many reform initiatives resulting in the assessment, standards and accountability movement today. The organizational structure of the NCLB covers 10 separate titles. This book provides an enhanced understanding of the NCLB major features and suggests resources in the areas of: History of Accountability and Achievement; Adequate Yearly Progress; Highly-Qualified Teachers; Title I; Reading and Early Childhood; School Reform including Charters and Vouchers; Restructuring; School Finance; and High School Reform.

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Each chapter is short and written in a style that is easy to read and understand, especially for those without a background in education....This is a good book....It would be an asset to a graduate program in educational leadership that would include courses for future principals and school district administrators.--Susan Catapano "PsycCRITIQUES, April 2008 "

Changing accountability measures and achievementp. 5
Adequate yearly progress (AYP)p. 21
Highly qualified teachersp. 33
Title I : overviewp. 45
Title I : reading and early childhoodp. 61
NCLB and school reform : charters and vouchersp. 77
Restructuringp. 99
Impact of NCLB on school financep. 111
High school reform and other future trendsp. 131
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ISBN: 9781578865178
ISBN-10: 1578865174
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 163
Published: 13th December 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.1  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.37