NCLB, teacher pay, and much, much more
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 constantly 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 Schneider’s recent 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 is valuable.
- Over at the Ohio Gadfly Daily, Bianca examined the Dayton Public Schools’ latest financial mess.
- 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 governor.”
Be sure to explore all the features and blogs on the new www.edexcellence.net. Happy NCLB Day!
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Michael J. Petrilli
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Mike Petrilli is one of the nation's foremost education analysts. As executive vice president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, he oversees the organization's research projects and publications and contributes to the Flypaper blog and weekly Education Gadfly newsletter.
May 16, 2013
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