Statistics North CarolinaUnited States Number of Schools 2,34898,905 Schools Making AYP 1,030 (44.8%)64,546 (70%) Schools in Need of Improvement 44910,676 Schools in Restructuring 492,302 Total North Carolina NCLB Funding (2007): $497,179,879; a 75% increase over 2001 levels info from What is Disaggregated Data?
More Statistics Reading Ages 9, 13, 17; Gender; Racial/ethnic Math Ages 9, 13, 17; Gender; Racial/ethnic not mentioned Other subjects? (Summarize Stats)
What are common reactions?
Positive Reactions Promote educational growth/achievement Parents provided with students’ progress Close achievement gaps Provide equal opportunity High qualified teachers
Yes there are: Regulations – Strengthen/Clarify April 22, 2008 Margaret Spellings Group collaboration to sign proposed changes Updated from Oct 2004 November 17, 2008
Future Change in Education?
Proposed Changes Support Teachers Increase Funding for Early Childhood Educ. Close Low-Performance Charter Schools Increase High School Graduation Rates Increase Access to College Increase Expanded Learning Opportunities Reform NCLB Act’s Focus on Testing
Resources for You: Toolkit for teachers NCLB Teacher Requirements Guide rceguide.pdf rceguide.pdf Teacher Quality Essex, Nathan L. (2006). What Every Teacher Should Know About No Child Left Behind. New York, NY: Pearson.
What do you think? Opinions? Stories? Contradictions?
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