Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lawmakers to launch bipartisan effort to rewrite No Child Left Behind

Speaking of which, here's an article are the steps being taken to renew NCLB, led by ed reform warrior George Miller (sadly, it's not often I say that about a Dem politician, especially in Congress!):

in a joint statement, Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.), Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich.), John Kline (R-Minn.) and Michael N. Castle (R-Del.) pledged "a bipartisan, open and transparent effort to rewrite No Child Left Behind -- a law that we all agree is in need of major reform. It will start with a series of hearings in the coming weeks to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead as we work to ensure an excellent education is available to every student in America."

Miller is chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, Kline is the ranking Republican, and Kildee and Castle are senior members. Miller said that forces are aligning this year for significant school reform. He said the administration's $4 billion Race to the Top competition for states has opened a national conversation about how to improve teaching and learning through better use of data on student performance.

"This is the best opportunity we have had to have really substantial change in how we meet the educational needs of our kids," Miller said in an interview. "Congress would love to go home and say, 'We fixed No Child Left Behind.' "


Lawmakers to launch bipartisan effort to rewrite No Child Left Behind

By Nick Anderson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, February 18, 2010; A02

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