Saturday, October 31, 2015

'No Child Left Behind': What It Means For Parents

No child left behind act is a landmark education reform law that is already improving academic performance throughout the land. One main aim is to close the achievement gap that separates interfere much less fortunate, the Disabled and minority students from their peers.

To do this, it measures the performance of students and focus additional resources and attention to those most in danger of falling behind. But what about the school itself?

Under No Child Left Behind, schools that receive federal funding to help teach and prepare children to educate disadvantaged must make what is called "Adequate yearly progress" in reading, language arts and mathematics. Clear purpose of this benchmark, which will be increased from time to time, has been put in place by each of the 50 countries which are based on what are appropriate to their local school district.

If the school does not achieve the annual goal, was given additional assistance and other opportunities. If it does not succeed again next year, the school is considered "in need of improvement." Additional resources are provided to schools, and new options and options given to students and parents.

As the state issued a list of those schools which underperformed during the past year, parents should be alert to the status of their school. They may be eligible for free Les or school after classes for their children, or the right to choose other public schools that better meet their needs.

Parents of children in schools that are considered "in need of improvement" should contact their local school officials to find out if their children qualify for this and other services.

If the school continues to be for five or more consecutive years, school officials must develop and implement a two-year plan to turn around the school. Local school district will ensure that schools receive the technical assistance needed as develop and implement improvement plans.

Parents are involved - by enforcing attendance, supervising homework and set academic goals - are less likely to see their children left behind in school. Ways that parents can help their children to school success including:

* Attend parent-teacher conferences to address the academic or disciplinary problems.

* Participating in the meeting of the school board.

* Volunteer to serve during school time or extra-curricular activities.

* Encourage other parents to get involved.

* Entering the resources of the community or the private sector.

* Learn about the No Child Left Behind and how it can benefit their children.

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