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Comments/Recommendations in response to Department of Education Proposed NCLB Rules in Federal Register Document E8-8700

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Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt; Jonathan Larsen

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Adaptations to No Child Left Behind provide an opportunity to strengthen our nationÂ’s educational structure and system of services to better educate struggling students and to re-engage youth who have dropped out. Our comments relate specifically to giving increased attention to struggling students and disconnected youth. Local education agencies can be incentivized to pay closer attention to these populations through increasing the graduation rate requirements, and Supplemental Education Services and public school choice are potential vehicles for providing these students with the educational environments and supports to increase their academic success.