U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Originally broadcast live on Thursday, October 30, 2008

Final Regulations to Strengthen No Child Left Behind

New policy tools aimed at empowering educators and supporting families.

On October 28, 2008, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced final regulations to strengthen No Child Left Behind (NCLB), including requirements that states implement a uniform high school graduation rate and enhance parents' leverage in accessing public school choice and free tutoring options for their children.

This announcement was the continuation of work begun earlier this year. In April 2008, Secretary Spellings announced proposed regulations. The Department opened these proposals for public comment and received valuable feedback, which was considered in developing the final regulations.

U.S. Department of Education officials who participated on the October 30th webcast included:

Kerri Briggs
Assistant Secretary
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Amanda Farris
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Meredith Farace
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of the Deputy Secretary


More information: Final Title I Regulations
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