U.S. Department of Education - State Contacts and Information

Use this map from the U.S. Department of Education to learn more about the standards and assessment tools used in your state to meet the goals of No Child Left Behind, and to review key educational data of your state and how it compares to national averages.

The National Education Association - No Child Left Behind

The National Education Association (NEA) is the nation's largest professional organization, representing 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. This website includes news about No Child Left Behind, research on the impact of NCLB in the classroom, and proposals by the NEA for overhauling NCLB.

Teach for America

Teach for America is a national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Currently, more than 5,000 corps members are teaching in over 1,000 schools in 26 regions across the country, and more than 12,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education.

College Bound Foundation

Established in 1988 by business and community leaders in Baltimore, this non-profit program helps city students who have demonstrated substantial academic potential achieve a post-secondary education.

Baltimore Urban Debate League

The mission of the Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL) is to enrich the academic experience and overall development of students from Baltimore City's public middle and high schools through participation in debate-based educational activities. The website includes resources for teachers and students, information about workshops for volunteer judges, and news about the league.

'Shame of a Nation'

by Jonathan Kozol, 2005. ISBN 9781400052448

'Many Children Left Behind'

by Deborah Meier, George H Wood, 2004. ISBN: 9780807004593

'Within-School Variation in Teacher Quality: The Case of Ninth Grade'

by Ruth Curran Neild, Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, American Journal Of Education, Vol. 114, Part 3 (2008): 271-306