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SPEAKER TO DISCUSS NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND NOV. 9

OCT. 28, 2005--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, a national association for professional educators, will welcome Eugene Janicke to campus to talk about the No Child Left Behind Act on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Regent's Room of Hagestad Student Center.  

Janicke, director of teaching and learning for Independent School District 622, which serves North St. Paul, Maplewood and Oakdale, Minn., will speak about the effects that the national legislation has upon public schools.

The No Child Left Behind Act, introduced to Congress by President Bush in 2001, is an education reform that pushes for stronger accountability and more parental choices in public schools. Passed into law on Jan. 8, 2002, the act implemented mandatory testing of third through eighth graders in the subjects of reading and math, and created the ability for parents whose children go to failing schools to transfer them to better performing schools. No Child Left Behind is also intended to strengthen teacher quality and promote proficiency in speaking English.

This event is open to all who are interested. For more information, please contact UW-RF College of Education and Professional Development Associate Dean Mary Manke at 715-425-3774.

           
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