No Child Left Behind


California Fails to Comply with Federal Law Aimed at Improving Foster Youth’s Educational Stability

Despite a long history of supporting foster youth’s academic success, California failed to comply with a federal deadline requiring all states to submit plans on how to pay for those students’ transportation to school.


Amid Changing Mandates, Colorado Schools Work to Get Parents Involved

Numerous studies have shown that low-income parents tend to participate less in their children’s educational experience than parents with higher incomes. For more than 50 years, the U.S. government has been trying to change that by offering funding to increase parent involvement in low-income schools.


Potential Wins for Foster Youth in No Child Left Behind Rewrite

For the first time since the law expired in 2007, both chambers of Congress have passed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). That 2001 bill, the most recent overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, brought national standards and expectations to education but asserted too much federal authority.


Student Success Act Passes

by: Justin Pye The House of Representatives passed the Student Success Act, an overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), on Friday. The House bill, which was crafted by House Education and Workforce Committee Chair John Kline (R-Minn.)


Federal Education Bill Steps Up for Foster Youth

Foster Youth Written into Elementary and Secondary Education Reform (ESEA) bill. An initial overture this year to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would require schools to work with child welfare systems to ensure educational stability for foster youths.