Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Obama administration and Dept of Ed are proposing changes to No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The full extent of the changes aren't clear yet, but so far they seem to be sounding good. They plan on maintaining the focus on closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students and continuing to assess teacher quality (we'll see what methods this entails). Best of all, though, it sounds like adequate yearly progress (AYP) provisions will be gone as well as the 2014 deadline for 100% proficiency. This seems to be good news so far. More info to come.