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Other Programs (OP)
Summary of Recommendations
NCLB Reauthorization

To better inform the national debate on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reauthorization, ECS collected and synthesized recommendations by national organizations to improve the federal law.

ECS' database is organized around 16 issue areas that captured most recommendations. Some organizations did not offer recommendations for all issues, at least according to our analysis. And several recommendations appear more than once since they applied to multiple issue areas.

The summary of all organizations' original recommendations for Other Programs (OP) are listed in this report. Please see the main page for additional reports and sources for the database.

Highlights
(See Abbreviation Key at end of table)

Organizations that addressed this issue6 of 15
Comm. NCLB; Ed Trust; NAESP; NASBE; NEA; and NGA

Organizations that did not address this issue: 9 of 15
AASA; AFT; BCSA; CCSSO; ECS; FEA; NASSP; NCSL; and NSBA

Comments
The Other Programs category includes recommendations related to after-school programs, class size reduction, health and nutrition, parental involvement, school facilities, student services and support personnel, and technology and distance learning. Of note was the focus on meeting the multiple needs of students to help their academic performance.


Visit ECS' Database on NCLB Reauthorization main page for more information, explanations and access to organizations' original reports. Please note that ECS plans to expand the database as more information becomes available.

Database Last Updated: July 2007

This database was created and compiled by Mary Fulton, ECS policy analyst.
For questions and comments: 303.299.3679 or mfulton@ecs.org

NCLB Reauthorization : American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations found for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Business Coalition for Student Achievement (BCSA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Commission on No Child Left Behind (Comm. NCLB)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require schools to determine availability of social and mental health services when developing improvement plans.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Education Commission of the States (ECS)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Education Trust (Ed Trust)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Provide new tools for parents to become more engaged in their children's education, including: access to additional school data, decision making role in use of SES funds and the ability to enforce their rights under NCLB.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Provide funds for coordinated state services to address "non-school" factors that affect student learning.
OP 2 - Summary of Recommendation Assist states with providing student service personnel, such as counselors and health care professionals.
OP 3 - Summary of Recommendation Include provisions for high-quality after-school programs.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Provide federal funds for school construction and renovation.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Education Association (NEA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Restore Class Size Reduction program to provide class size of 15 students.
OP 2 - Summary of Recommendation Provide grants and tax subsidies for school building upgrades for smaller classes.
OP 3 - Summary of Recommendation Provide hard-to-staff schools with sufficient, well-trained administrators and support professionals.
OP 4 - Summary of Recommendation Encourage school-parent compacts that list involvement expectations and opportunities.
OP 5 - Summary of Recommendation Provide programs and resources to make schools hub of communities.
OP 6 - Summary of Recommendation Expand funding for Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRC) program.
OP 7 - Summary of Recommendation Include effective parental communication and engagement strategies in teacher professional development.
OP 8 - Summary of Recommendation Create employer incentives or requirements allowing parents to participate in school activities.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Governors Association (NGA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Continue investing in programs, such as assistive technology and E-Rate, that support 21st century skills attainment.
OP 2 - Summary of Recommendation Support distance learning and provide state technical assistance to expand such programs. 
OP 3 - Summary of Recommendation Support continued funding of student and family literacy initiatives.
OP 4 - Summary of Recommendation Allow states to use federal funds for parent involvement in schools and in collaboration with other agencies.
OP 5 - Summary of Recommendation Support state efforts that promote healthy and nutritional school programs, and give states flexibility to coordinate human services to meet students' multiple needs.

 
OP 6 - Summary of Recommendation Continue adequate funding for Impact Aid to avoid unfunded mandate on states/districts.
OP 7 - Summary of Recommendation Support and expand school construction bond program to upgrade and modernize educational facilities.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National School Boards Association (NSBA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)


Abbreviation Key for Organizations
AASA = American Association of School Administrators
AFT = American Federation of Teachers
BCSA = Business Coalition for Student Achievement
Comm. NCLB = Commission on No Child Left Behind
CCSSO = Council of Chief State School Officers
ECS = Education Commission of the States
Ed Trust = Education Trust
FEA = Forum on Educational Accountability
NAESP = National Association of Elementary School Principals
NASBE = National Association of State Boards of Education
NASSP = National Association of Secondary School Principals
NCSL = National Conference of State Legislatures
NEA = National Education Association
NGA = National Governors Association
NSBA = National School Boards Association


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