Building great success for students from Catadupa to all through Jamaica
Secondary school scholarships are the same as high school students’ scholarships, it’s just the use of different terms. Unfortunately, secondary school scholarships for 7th to 9th grade are not as common as scholarships senior year and for undergraduate students in Jamaica, unlike other developed countries.
This may be a result of the so-called “free education up to the secondary level”, although it is now replaced by high-priced auxiliary fees.
NCLB Research and Resources
- The text of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, including shortcuts to various parts of the bill dealing with accountability, teacher quality, and more.
- All of the information from the U.S. Department of Education about waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, including which states have them, and what their waiver plans look like.
- “It’s All Relative: How NCLB Waivers Did, and Not Transform School Accountability,” by Anne Hyslop, who at the time was a policy analyst at the New America Foundation, but has since gone to work for the Education Department. An examination of which schools have been identified as underperforming through the Obama administration’s NCLB waivers and how accountability looks different than it did under the original NCLB law. (View an Education Week summary.)
- “The Impact of No Child Left Behind’s Accountability Sanctions on School Performance: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from North Carolina,” by researchers Thomas Ahn and Jacob Vigdor. A look at how schools fared under NCLB’s original interventions, including public school choice and free tutoring. (View an Education Week summary.)
- “States’ Perspectives on Waivers: Relief from NCLB, Concern about Long-term Solutions,” by Jennifer McMurrer and Nanami Yoshioka for the Center on Education Policy. An examination of state attitudes toward waivers. Highlights state’s concerns about how the waivers might effect a potential reauthorization. (View an Education Week summary.)
- “Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto the NAEP Scales: Variation and Change in State Standards for Reading and Mathematics, 2005-2009.” A look at how the standards and expectations set under the No Child Left Behind Act compare to those of the nation’s report card, the National Assessment for Educational Progress. (View an Education Week summary.)