State and Local

Burr sponsors initiative to fix No Child Left Behind

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)— today announced they are introducing a series of education bills to “fix” No Child Left Behind.

The legislation would address what the senators said were major problems with the law by giving states and local school districts greater flexibility to:

-Improve state accountability systems

·-Improve teacher and principal professional development programs

– Consolidate federal education programs to give state and local education leaders more freedom in meeting local needs

– Expand the number of charter schools

Read more a tAtlanta Journal Constitution.



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