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NCLB Mini-Summit

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By noon tomorrow, we'll know more about the future of the House education committee's NCLB draft .

By then, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will have delivered a speech entitled "No Child Left Behind: Moving Forward." I'm betting she'll outline her position on multiple measures, differentiated interventions, and other issues in the draft.

After Spellings speaks, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., are scheduled to give responses. I hope we'll get a sense of how committed they are to the details in their "work in progress." A special education advocate and a local superintendent will appear on the panel with the lawmakers.

The event starts at 10 a.m. at 101 Constitution Ave., NW, in Washington. I'll update this blog tomorrow afternoon.

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I am glad that a draft has been
presented and that more teeth is
being put into the Parental Involvement
section of the NCLB Act
(Title I - Part A subpart one
Section 1118). This funded mandate
is the HEART of the NCLB ACT but
many do not know about it nor
do they have any checks
and balances of
accountability
for how Parents are informed
about the money at the
schools. It is for parents
to use for their
reasonable
and necessary expenses
when attending
school
meetings and trainings.
These funds can cover
childcare and
transporation cost.
Classes for family
members in a variety
of subjects, such as
technology and Math
GED and English Language
Learners. It can and does
help parents to view
their childrens academic
needs differently, but
again many don't even know
if the funds are at their
schools or what is being done
with the money.

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