No Child Left Behind http://wamc.org en Federal Grants Assist Extended Learning Programs in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/federal-grants-assist-extended-learning-programs-mass <p></p><p></p><p>A series of federal grants aimed at supporting additional learning time have been awarded to schools and other education organizations across Massachusetts. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>The 21<sup>st</sup> Century Community Learning Centers grant program, or CCLC, was created in 2001 through the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. And very recently, winners in Massachusetts were announced to use award money to increase learning time, in an effort to improve student achievement.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 55247 at http://wamc.org Federal Grants Assist Extended Learning Programs in Mass. 73 Percent of Vermont Schools Fail to Meet Standard http://wamc.org/post/73-percent-vermont-schools-fail-meet-standard <p>The Vermont Department of Education says 73 percent of Vermont schools have not met increased targets under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.<br /><br />The 2012 results were released Monday.<br /><br />Officials say the increase was caused by a rise in standards, which go up every three years with the goal of 100 percent of students being proficient in math, reading and science by 2014. The final target increase was in 2011.<br /> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44849 at http://wamc.org 73 Percent of Vermont Schools Fail to Meet Standard Vermont Opts Out of ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver http://wamc.org/post/vermont-opts-out-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p>After applying for a waiver for flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, Vermont has changed its mind and will not pursue the application.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that it has approved waivers for another eight states. A total of 19 states have gotten waivers to date in exchange for providing their own plans to improve student outcomes and teaching quality.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:06:20 +0000 40354 at http://wamc.org Vermont Opts Out of ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver