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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

NCLB: Effects on Achievement
NCLB: Effects on achievement

In January 2002, President George W. Bush, with the full support of the United States Congress, signed into law the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. This 1,000-page law constituted the most aggressive federal law in history that would impact how U.S. schools function. Whereas before the passage of NCLB, states had relatively wide discretion in how schools would operate, NCLB effectively took most of the decision making out of state and local hands and put it squarely into the hands of federal lawmakers.

NCLB can be traced back to the 1965 passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which emerged from an intersection of events. One event was Russia's successful launch of the first satellite into ...

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