Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the No Child Left
Behind Act, and Fordham’s redesigned website offered plenty of commentary and
analysis this week to help make sense of the NCLB decade:
- Mike broke down the highlights—and
lowlights—of NCLB here on Flypaper, before offering his thoughts on the next
stage of federal involvement in education.
- At Common Core Watch, Kathleen explained why the
evolving iPod offers important insights into where NCLB went wrong.
- On Thursday, Fordham hosted Mark Schneider, Eric
Hanushek, and Charles Barone for a discussion of the legacy and future of the
accountability movement. Get caught up by watching the replay of “Has
the Accountability Movement Run Its Course?” in its entirety and reading
analysis of math performance in the era of accountability-based reform.
In other news…
- Kathleen accepted Diane Ravitch’s challenge
to take a standardized test and publish the results, reflecting on why testing
- Over at the Ohio Gadfly Daily, Bianca examined
the Dayton Public Schools’ latest
- Chris made the case for granting principals greater
flexibility in setting their teachers’ pay on the Stretching the School
Dollar blog, while Peter lauded D.C.’s trailblazing merit
pay program on Board’s Eye View.
- Peter also analyzed Andrew Cuomo’s State
of the State Address and wondered whether New York has the nation’s next “education
Be sure to explore all the features and blogs on the new www.edexcellence.net. Happy NCLB Day!