I know the dreaded NCLB comes to mind when I say improving achievements across subgroups, but it goes further than AYP and NCLB, it is about making sure that individuals in every sub-group is receiving the best education. Before NCLB, special education students had a tendency not to count in many districts. Teachers were not given appropriate curriculum and teachers were not held accountable for moving students toward grade level standards. After NCLB, these students count and now the districts have to make sure that the students have access to curriculum and are making progress.
I believe that diversity and tolerance needs to be taught in the classroom. America has been a "melting pot" and with occurrences of terrorism, ELL instruction, nationalities are targeted and... [continues]
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