Summer 2004: Vol. 4, No. 3

Portfolio Assessment

Can it be used to hold schools accountable?

The Waiting Game

Will school districts hire New Leaders?

What Mandates?

It’s been said, more than once, that the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that the federal government has failed to fund. Not true, in either respect. The law is neither unfunded nor, with one exception, much of a mandate.

The costs of No Child Left Behind; choosing teachers

Costly estimates In the article “Exploring the Costs of Accountability” (Feature, Spring 2004), James Peyser...

Equally Mediocre

Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America’s Schools by Peter Schrag

Quality Curricula

Public Education as a Business: Real Costs and Accountability by Myron Lieberman & Charlene K. Haar

Book Alert

Common Sense School Reform by Frederick M. Hess (Palgrave Macmillan). Common sense suggests that educators, like...

Faith in the Law

The Supreme Court upholds religious discrimination

Driving Change

A progress report on urban school districts’ efforts to execute the mandates of No Child Left Behind

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