February 3, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on Monday launched an official government inquiry into the ways in which immigration detention affects the health, well-being and development of child detainees. According to AHRC, more than 1,000 undocumented immigrant children are currently detained ...[read more]
January 8, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On January 8, 2002, former US President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) into law. The legislation required that states successfully adopt and enforce rigorous educational standards to improve the academic performance of public school students, but provided limited federal ...[read more]
September 23, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
US President Barack Obama announced changes to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) on Friday, allowing states to opt-out of the program. The new program gives states flexibility in how they design their curriculum, provides schools relief from the "failing" designation and provides increased ...[read more]
November 20, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 20, 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that individuals cannot sue school districts to seek specific enforcement for provisions listed in the No Child Left Behind Act. The Newark Parents Association brought a lawsuit against the Newark ...[read more]
June 7, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition for certiorari in the case of Pontiac School District v. Duncan, which challenged whether the No Child Left Behind Act could impose requirements upon school districts without providing funding. The plaintiffs allege that Congress cannot impose ...[read more]
November 21, 2008
by Kayleigh Shebs
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday affirmed a district court decision that individuals cannot sue school districts to seek specific enforcement for provisions listed in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA). The Newark Parents Association brought a lawsuit against the Newark ...[read more]
April 22, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
US Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings Tuesday unveiled new proposed regulations to implement the federal No Child Left Behind Act. At a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club, Spelling said :Today, more than 50 years after Brown v. the Board of Education, 40 years after the assassination of ...[read more]
March 19, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
US Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings Tuesday announced a new pilot program under the federal No Child Left Behind program that is aimed at narrowing statewide education reform to focus on schools most in need of dramatic intervention:One thing we know for sure is that we must tak... ...[read more]
January 15, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Michael Simpson: In a major victory for students, parents, and public education, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held on January 7th that the Bush Administration's interpretation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) violates the federal Constitution. The court's ruli... ...[read more]
January 7, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
School District of the City of Pontiac et al. v. Secretary of the United States Department of Education, January 7, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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