The New “No Child Left Behind” Website and Satellite Town Meeting
Left Behind" website offers…
- an executive summary of the Act
- a preliminary overview of programs and changes
- the text of the Act
- the conference committee report
- what the Act means for your state
- and more.
"Testing for Results: Using Assessment to Measure Effectiveness and
Drive Instruction " is the topic of the first Satellite Town Meeting
since passage of the "No Child Left Behind Act." The town meeting
— which airs 8:00 –
9:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, January 15 — will help explain the sweeping changes
brought by this historic education reform law. Testing provisions in the new
law and ways annual assessments can ensure student progress and improve
will be examined. Among the questions Secretary Paige and his guests will
- How can principals, teachers, and parents better understand and use
- What are the most effective ways that assessment can drive curriculum development?
- How can test information help parents make better decisions for their children’s
- What information should administrators and policymakers have to make improvements
in the educational system?
- What resources that are available through the
- Department and partner organizations to ensure no child is left behind?
- Nancy Blackwell, principal, Hambrick Middle School, Houston, Texas
- Mike Flanagan, executive director, Michigan Association of School Administrators
- Herman Gaither, superintendent, Beaufort Public Schools in Beaufort, South
- Susan Traiman, senior director, The Business Roundtable, Washington, D.C.
- Chrys Dougherty, director of research, Just for the Kids, Austin, Texas.
The program will be available on local and national cable TV systems —
some of which will carry the show live and others on a tape-delayed basis.
It will also be available via webcast. For satellite coordinates and additional
information, please see
The Satellite Town Meeting is a live, interactive television program on education
reform. Produced monthly during the school year, in partnership with the National
Alliance of Business, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Committee for Economic
Development, the show provides practical how-to advice about community efforts
to improve teaching and learning.
Contributing sponsors include the Bayer Foundation, Target Stores, Riverdeep
Interactive Learning and the Procter and Gamble Fund. Broadcast and cable
partners include Discovery Communications, the Public Broadcasting
Service, HeadsUp Network!, and Channel One. Use, duplication, and distribution
of the Satellite Town Meeting is free and unrestricted.
Now in its 9th year of continuous production, the 2001-2002 season features
several program enhancements and new services.
The Department provides live and archived webcasts of the Satellite Town Meeting.
Through a new interactive messaging feature, individuals viewing the live web
cast will be able to send instant messages and questions for guests and
For more information including lists of local and national downlink sites,
broadcast partners, and dates of future shows please see http://www.ed.gov/inits/stm/2001-2002.html