• No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    Signed inot law by President George Bush. This law requires among other things all public schools to measure student learning through standized testing. All schools must submit testing data to qualify for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
  • Zelman v. Simmon-Harris

    Zelman v. Simmon-Harris
    U.S. supreme court ruling that overturned lower court ruling on school vocher programs are constitutional and does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
  • iNACOL

    establishment of an international non-profit organization representing the interests of adminstrators, practitioners, and students in online learing in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
  • National Education Summit

    National Education Summit
    co-sponsored by the National Governor's Association (NGA) & Achieve, Inc. in order to directly address High School improvement. The agenda included strengthening graduation requirement, achieving higher standards and improving HS & college data accountability systems.
  • IDEA 2004

    IDEA 2004
    reautorization of IDEA. Changes made from the 1997 act. This new law calls for many chages, the most notable being accountablility at state & local level for more data on octcomes, establishes a Response to Intervention (RTI) as a 3-tiered model of screeening, monitoring, and intervention, and modifications to the IEP process. This act better alligns IDEA with NCLB.
  • Kitzmiller v Dover Area School District

    Kitzmiller v Dover Area School District
    U.S. district court decision ruling that teaching 'intelligent design' is unconstitutional and being taught as an alternative to evolution is a violation of the First Amendment.
  • Carl D. Perkins Vocational & Applied Technologies Act

    Carl D. Perkins Vocational & Applied Technologies Act
    First authorized in 1984, reauthorized in 1998. This 2006 authorization strengthened connection between primary & secondary education; but also requireed programs to link academic and technical content across secondary & post secondary education. This law changed wording from vocational education to career & technical education.
  • ESEA

    A blueprint for revision of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act. A challenge to the nation released by the Obama adminstration to embrace education standards leading America down a path towards Global Leadership. It provide incentives for states and creates an accountability system to measure student growth towards a goal that all children graduate HS & succeed in college