No Child Left Behind http://wesa.fm en Looking at the Achievement Gap, Students Still Left Behind http://wesa.fm/post/looking-achievement-gap-students-still-left-behind <p>When the No Child Left Behind program was implemented in 2002, it had an overall goal of closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged student groups and well-off students and making schools and teachers accountable for the performance of their students on new math and reading standardized tests.</p><p>More than a decade later, the program has not had the desired results, says Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. Students and schools in lower income areas continue to not do as well on standardized tests as students in more affluent areas. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:24:50 +0000 Katie Martin 19743 at http://wesa.fm Looking at the Achievement Gap, Students Still Left Behind Federal Waiver Paves Way for State-Designed Criteria for Judging Schools http://wesa.fm/post/federal-waiver-paves-way-state-designed-criteria-judging-schools <p>The waiver Pennsylvania received from the federal No Child Left Behind education law paves the way for a state-designed set of criteria for judging schools.</p><p>The federal mandate that all students must be able to read and do math at their grade level by this year won't apply. Corbett administration officials say it would have been too high a hurdle for many school districts.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:40:54 +0000 Mary Wilson 15306 at http://wesa.fm