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CLIP: No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Legislation

AIR DATE: Monday, November 30, 2015

Alyson Klein talked about congressional efforts to rewrite the 2001 No Child Left Behind law. She discussed the history and intent of the original law, and changes included in the new version of the law, which is called Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).




  • High School Dropout Rate (Video - 36 min)
    Former Governor Bob Wise (D-WV) talked about a report showing a significant decrease in the high school dropout rate from 2008 to 2012. He discussed what state and federal efforts to increase graduation rates may have helped. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, with the telephone lines divided between parents, teachers, and all others.
  • Standardized Testing and Education Policy (Video - 43 min)
    Becky Pringle talked about the results of the National Assessment of Education Progress, as well as standardized testing and the future of U.S. education policy.
  • Classroom Deliberation Lesson - Should Congress Continue to Require Annual Standardized Tests For All Students?


  • Alyson Klein
    Staff Writer
    Education Week Magazine


KEYWORDS: Education, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Standardized Testing, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Federalism, Teacher Evaluation, Graduation Rates, Federal Funding