Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Broader and Bolder...

The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education campaign (BBA), has announced it is preparing for new debates around re-authorization of "No Child Left Behind" (the Elementary and Secondary Education Act). NCLB has continued to be in force despite the clear lack of improved student outcomes and the law's expiration four years ago. Whether Congress engages this year in the long-overdue reauthorization process or again defers action, BBA says it will be a vocal participant in the debate.

BBA also announced the appointment of Elaine Weiss as its National Coordinator.
Ms. Weiss will be a regular spokesperson for BBA, will be our leading public advocate, and will direct public forums and media events that advance the campaign agenda. Elaine Weiss comes to BBA from the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she served as project manager for Pew's Partnership for America’s Economic Success campaign. Ms. Weiss is an attorney, a cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, and will receive a Ph.D. in public policy from the George Washington University in May, 2011. She is a member of the Center for Disease Control's task force on child abuse, and has served as volunteer counsel for clients at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

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