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Race to the Top - Georgia's Vision for Educational Excellence
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

The Georgia Department of Education asked the Georgia Partnership to conduct an independent review of the state's 4-year, $4 million administration of the RT3 program. (December 2014)

How Will A Rewrite Of No Child Left Behind Affect Georgia?

The federal No Child Left Behind education law is up for reauthorization. Republican congressional leaders in the House and Senate have introduced bills revising the law.

Georgia has a waiver from the accountability piece of No Child Left Behind. That let the state come up with its own way of grading schools. WABE’s Martha Dalton spoke with John King, Deputy Secretary of Education, about the proposed legislation and its possible effects for Georgia. (February 2015)

No Child Left Behind/RT3/ESEA

What's next for NCLB/ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act)?  And what about the Race to the Top initiative of the Obama administration?  Check here for updates on the latest news coverage as well as research and reports.  Posting here does not indicate Partnership endorsement. Entries go back to 2013.  Please report any broken links here.

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Opinion:  To my friends on the Left and Right: Please stop polarizing the ESEA debate
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

It’s finally here: Our best chance to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since its passage shortly after 9/11.  A whole generation of students has come and gone, yet our nation’s key education law remains the same. (July 2015) 

Education Reform: Don't Ditch Accountability
National Review

For decades, conservatives have generally followed two principles when it comes to federal K–12 education policy: Respect state and local control of schools, and demand improved academic achievement in exchange for federal funds. (July 2015)

Federal Flash:  U.S. Senators Unveil Bipartisan NCLB Fix
Alliance for Excellent Education

YouTube Report: Yesterday, Senate education committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-WA) unveiled a bipartisan bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act. (April 2015)

Listen Up, Senators: These Educators Want High Standards and Annual Testing in ESEA
Education Post

With the 114th Congress’ first hearing on the ESEA reauthorization under our belts, it’s important to keep listening to the voices of those closest to the classroom—teachers. (April 2015)

No Child Left Behind Law Faces Its Own Reckoning
New York Times

Despite a nearly 88 percent graduation rate, Ginn Academy in Cleveland was labeled low performing under No Child Left Behind. (March 2015)

Teacher voices on NCLB
Education Week

Representatives, political analysts, and union leaders have spoken out in the recent debate on reauthorizing No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the current federal education law. (Or, as I prefer to call it, the Elementary Secondary Education Act or ESEA.) But the people most affected by the law - classroom teachers haven't. (January 2015)


Estimating the Effects of No Child Left Behind on Teachers' Work Environments and Job Attitudes
American Educational Research Assn.

Several recent studies have examined the impacts of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on school operations and student achievement. This complements that work by investigating the law’s impacts on teachers’ perceptions of their work environments and related job attitudes, including satisfaction and commitment to remain in teaching. Related storyIntroduction. (June 2014)


ESEA Renewal: Exploring the Proposals
Education Week

Congressional Republicans and Democrats are at work on competing proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the current version of which is the No Child Left Behind Act. (August 2013)

States’ Perspectives on Waivers: Relief from NCLB, Concern about Long-term Solutions
Center of Education Policy

This report describes states’ early experiences in applying for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as NCLB waivers, and their plans for implementing the new systems outlined in their applications. Related story. (March 2013)

The Effect of ESEA Waiver Plans on High School Graduation Rate Accountability
Alliance for Excellent Education

This extensive analysis shows that recent progress in holding schools accountable for how many students they graduate from high school—the ultimate goal of K–12 education—may be slowed in some states based on waivers. Related story. (February 2013)




NCLB In Georgia

How Educators in Three States (Georgia) Are Responding to Standards-Based Accountability Under NCLB
The Rand Corporation

According to this three-year study, majorities of elementary and middle school science and math teachers in all three states (including Georgia) report in surveys that they are making positive changes in the classroom by focusing on their states' academic standards or searching for better teaching methods.  (June 2007)