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dc.contributor.authorRichards, Randi Burkeen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:53Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:53Zen
dc.date.issued2008-05-13en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05212008-162518en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33076en
dc.description.abstractâ No Child Left Behindâ (NCLB) has generated considerable attention within the education world. The purpose of this thesis is to question how local governments, i.e., local Boards of Education, have reacted to the current involvement and demands of the federal government. NCLB has only started to have an impact on local schools in the last few years as they have begun to fall into various categories of being â in need of improvementâ based on failing to meet established goals. School boards are put in a position to rethink their programs and reevaluate their own efforts as they attempt to insure students are meeting the benchmarks established by the federal and state governments and that Highly Qualified Teachers are in every childâ s classroom. This thesis looks at the actions of six districts in southern New Jersey that are not meeting these mandates and the actions of the Boards of Education towards student achievement and hiring teachers. Demands and requirements of federal and state legislation and policies are narrowing the areas in which school boards can take action. Those actions that are being taken appear to be led by the district Superintendent. This lack of leadership by the elected officials may eventually lead to school boards that are more and more community advisory boards and less and less governing bodies.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspart3LocalSchoolBoardsandNoChildLeftBehind.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectNo Child Left Behinden
dc.subjectschool boardsen
dc.subjecteducation policyen
dc.titleLocal School Boards and "No Child Left Behind"en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
dc.contributor.committeechairHult, Karen M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWalcott, Charles E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBrians, Craig Leonarden
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05212008-162518/en
dc.date.sdate2008-05-21en
dc.date.rdate2008-07-18en
dc.date.adate2008-07-18en


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