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How No Child Left Behind is Helping States Make Schools Safer
A Washington Post article yesterday reported on Virginia's efforts to rid schools of "bullies, drugs and weapons" and described how the No Child Left Behind law is driving the state's attempt to identify the best programs to accomplish that goal.

Here's part of what the Post had to say:

"When President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act last year, educators were told that they would have to find programs that not only worked but worked based on scientific research. In addition, the law provided that students who attend schools determined to be 'persistently dangerous' could be transferred by their parents, no questions asked.

"So the effort to make schools safer has picked up pace, while the search for successful programs has grown more intense."

The complete article is available from the Washington Post online archive for a fee.


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NCLB Extra Credit is a regular look at the No Child Left Behind Act, President Bush's landmark education reform initiative passed with bipartisan support in Congress.

If you would like the NCLB Extra Credit emailed to you, please send a request to Geoff Goodman at NoChildLeftBehindUpdate@ed.gov or call (202) 205-9191.

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The full article is available from the Philadelphia Inquirer online archive for a fee.

 
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