Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Beyond NCLB: Policy Options for 2007

January 12, 2005
The Forum invites your participation--

Beyond NCLB: Policy Options for 2007
Federal Policy Options for Genuine School Improvement

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Sponsored by The Forum for Education and Democracy

Beyond NCLB: Policy Options for 2007 is a project of the Forum for Education and Democracy designed to develop policy options that can inform the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, recently named the No Child Left Behind Act.  As a result of this work, we expect to:

•    Publish and disseminate to legislators and public policy organizations a set of policy recommendations that will inform the reauthorization of NCLB in 2007 from a progressive, school-based point of view.
•    Produce opinion pieces and paid media that promotes these policy options.
•    Hold briefings and meetings with legislators, labor and business organizations, community groups, civil rights groups, and educators to educate them on these policy options.

Beyond NCLB is a twenty-four month long endeavor commencing in March, 2005 to be completed in March, 2007.  It will involve policy research and writing, forums and educational meetings, and policy briefings in Washington, D.C. among other activities.  Our goal is to educate legislators, the policy community, and the general public as to ways in which federal legislation can help nurture strong public schools for a strong democratic society.

The Forum invites your participation in this program. We are soliciting model legislative proposals, currently successful policies from states and communities, research reports on NCLB and alternatives, and commentary from those who have dealt with the effects of NCLB.  You may attend one of our hearing on NCLB or submit materials directly to us via our web site at or by mail to Box 216, Amesville, Ohio, 45711.

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