March 24, 2004: California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell was joined by his counterparts from 16 states to urge U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick R. Paige to allow states with strong accountability systems greater flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
For more information, the following documents are provided:
- News Release:
Fight for Changes to No Child Left Behind Act - Year 2004 [http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr04/yr04rel27.asp][Note, the preceding link is no longer valid.]
- Letter to Secretary Paige [http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/yr04ltr0324.asp]
Addressed to the Honorable Roderick R. Paige, U. S. Department of Education
Subject: Education Officials for NCLB Flexibility
*Note: The PDF document displays original signatures for the superintendent's of education for Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington.
- White Paper [http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/wp.asp]:
The Implementation of the Accountability Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act: A State Perspective
- Double API Growth Schools [http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/doubleapi.asp]: Listing of 403 schools that have more than doubled their growth targets on California's accountability system based on rigorous academic standards, yet have failed to make adequate progress under NCLB.