Comments/Recommendations in response to Department of Education Proposed NCLB Rules in Federal Register Document E8-8700
Publication Date: July 2008
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
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.