National PTA President Otha Thornton discusses why his organization supports the Common Core, dispelling myths and sharing resources to help parents learn more and support successful implementation of the standards.
No Child Left Behind
The Practical Guide provides multiple resources to help school and district leaders communicate with parents and the public about the NCLB law and its impact. The Guide provides particular guidance for leaders working with schools labeled as "in need of improvement."
The web resources below provide clear and concise information about NCLB provisions as well as links to additional information on NLCB.
The No Child Left Behind Act: Key Provisions and Timelines (updated July 2004)
This resource describes key provisions of NCLB and provides a timeline for implementation of major provisions of the law. The publication is designed for quick reference. PDF (71Kb) | Word (171Kb)
No Child Left Behind: Summary of New Flexibility (updated July 2004)
This document explains in one place the new flexibility in NCLB provided by the U. S. Department of Education. PDF (43Kb) | Word (98Kb)
Major Changes to ESEA in the No Child Left Behind Act (2002)
This document provides a 28-page summary of the major changes embodied in the NCLB Act including assessment, accountability, educator quality, reading and flexibility. PDF (254Kb)
A VISION FOR GREAT SCHOOLS
On this website, educators, parents and policymakers from coast to coast are sharing what's already working in public schools--and sparking a national conversation about how to make it work for children in every school. Join the conversation!