No Child Left Behind

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4:28 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

More Iowa Schools Miss Federal Standards

Fewer schools in Iowa are meeting the ever-increasing standards of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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Progressive Education
2:30 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

Teaching To The Child Rather Than To The Test

Amy Valens (right) with Jim La Prad

The Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats said “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” That pretty well sums up the thinking behind a concept often referred to as progressive education.

One of the concept's biggest advocates is Amy Valens. Her final year in the classroom is the subject of the documentary film August to June, which was screened at Western Illinois University.

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