Revamping No Child Left Behind: What May Lie Ahead
Alright folks, here is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We are beginning to hear about the direction the Obama administration may be heading in a revamping of No Child Left Behind. While we don’t have many details yet, it appears that significant changes could be coming in several key areas, including: (a) a retooling of federal finance formulas to award funds based in-part on academic progress; (b) changing the criteria by which schools are judged to be successful or failing; and (c) elimination of the controversial 2014 deadline for proficiency for all students. The administration emphasizes that they will continue to seek bipartisan input in a redesign of the legislation.