House Passes Student Success Act with Rep. Young Amendment to Protect Alaska Native Education Programs | Delta News Web

There have been no major legislative measures directed toward primary education since 2001. No Child Left Behind (passed in 2001) was the last “serious” act passed in regards to elementary and secondary education. As many people – students, parents, teachers, administrators, and politicians – have noted, No Child Left Behind is a seriously flawed system. So why has it taken 12 years to fix?

We’re not politicians, so we won’t speculate on the incredible delay that’s seen a whole generation of students pass through the K-12 grades under the No Child Left Behind Act. But we will encourage our readers to check out the recently passed piece of legislation that is (finally!) aimed at changing the way education is approached in America.

The Student Success Act does away with Adequate Yearly Progress and federally mandated interventions, and gives parents more control over their child’s education.

Read the details here:

House Passes Student Success Act with Rep. Young Amendment to Protect Alaska Native Education Programs | Delta News Web.

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In case you haven’t noticed, the building design and construction industry has been leaning more and more towards the Design-Build (D-B) method of project delivery. There has been a lot of politicking about how D-B is faster, cheaper, and in general, better than traditional Design-Bid-Build (D-B-B) projects. On the surface, those claims can be pretty easy to substantiate by picking and choosing a few moderately successful projects to showcase. However, once you dig a little deeper, you may begin to see that D-B is NOT for everyone. Now don’t get me wrong. D-B is perfectly fine as a method of project delivery, under the right circumstances! Continue reading