This information about No Child Left Behind came to me from Cameron Brenchley of Ed.gov. So I’m passing this information along to you:
On Friday, President Obama will deliver remarks at the White House on the need to provide states with relief from key provisions of No Child Left Behind, so that states have the flexibility they need to pursue education reforms.
Secretary Duncan recently explained that the U.S. Department of Education’s job “is to support reform that is good for students at the state and local level.”
“We need to get out of the way wherever we can,” the Secretary said. “We need to be tight on the goals but loose on the means of achieving them — providing as much flexibility as possible, while maintaining meaningful accountability for improving student outcomes and closing achievement gaps.”
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