No Child Left Behind Page for Parents and Students

Attention Parents & Educators:


OneWorld's Parent-Teacher Education Forum had a great turnout!

Read the Article: "Teachers Teach The New Math - To Parents" by Melinda Tuhus


Get more information about our

"Parent & Teachers Team-Building" program, including

clips from the show and online resources by clicking HERE!

President Obama gave a speech to the students of America-
click HERE to read it and get inspired!

A truly enlightening explanation of all aspects of Autism:

Autism 101 and Resources | PBS NewsHour | April 13, 2011
PBS DSM-1V description represents only a part of the picture. Click the link above to read about it.

The Robert McNeil PBS series on Autism has an extensive Web presence here.


What exactly is No Child Left Behind (NCLB) all about?

Parental Involvement: No Child Left Behind requires schools to develop ways to get parents more involved in their child's education and in improving the school. Contact your child's school to find out how you can get involved.

OneWorld, Inc., encourages parents to walk into their child's school and ask - what can I do to help?  Education is a 24-hour process.  Children learn as much outside of school as they do in school. Parents, you must be involved.

Measuring Knowledge: No Child Left Behind requires states to test your child in reading and math every year in grades 3-8. Your child will also be tested at least once in high school. The tests will help you, your child, and your child's teachers know how well your child is learning and when he or she needs extra help.
(OneWorld, Inc., remind's you that this is intended to adequately prepare your child)

Title I — Is the largest Federal Education Program in the USA. This is the part of No Child Left Behind that supports programs in schools and school districts to improve the learning of children from low-income families. The U.S. Dept. of Education (says it) provides Title I funds to states to give to school districts based on the number of children from low-income families in each district.  Visit  to learn more.

State Assessments — This refers to the tests developed by your state that your child will take every year in grades 3-8 and at least once in high school. Using these tests, the state will be able to compare schools to each other and know which ones need extra help to improve. Contact your child's school or district to find out more details about your state's tests.

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) — This is the term No Child Left Behind uses to explain that your child's school has met state reading and math goals. Your school district's report card will let you know whether or not your child's school has made AYP.

School in Need of Improvement — This is the term No Child Left Behind uses to refer to schools receiving Title I funds that have not met state reading and math goals (AYP) for at least two years. If your child's school is labeled a "school in need of improvement," (according to the NCLB guidelines) it will receive extra help to improve, and your child has the option to transfer to another public school, including a public charter school.  Also, your child may be eligible to receive free tutoring and extra help with schoolwork. Contact your child's school district to find out if your child qualifies for these extra help.

Teacher Quality: No Child Left Behind provides funding to help teachers learn to be better teachers. This complements CT's Teacher Training Program.

You can find more information at these sites:


Resources from US Department of Education


Learn Why Some Schools Fail to Teach Our Children


Click HERE for 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents (ages 12-18)


Call (203) 500-6429 to learn more about how Teach Our Children CT Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) promotes great schools for all.

Visit: to learn more.


Helping Your Child Series

Parents can find information here on how to help children with school work
The Helping Your Child series are publications for parents to help their children develop new skills and knowledge. 


Tips and Resources -- The Partnership
Checklist for Parents—What parents can do to help children be ... Homework Tips—Tips to help your child with homework. En Español ... Reading Tips—Ways to help your child get ready to read and ready to learn.


Web Sites to Help Parents Help Their Children
106 Ways Parents Can Help Students Achieve - an article from Education World .... Practical advice for parents on homework.
Reading - Math - Discipline - Family


Helping with Homework . Supporting Your Learner . Going to School
Some of the best ways to help children become independent: Do not want parents doing their children's homework but do want parents to make sure...


Public Good  -  Watch this video; it is truly enlightening:


Civic Index for Education :: Strategies to Engage the Public
Electronic dissemination about the Civic Index makes the information.. areas of concern and why those are important in strengthening public education.



Schools Seek 'Safe Harbor' From 100 Percent Proficiency

The articles below offer various explanations both pro and con about
Safe Harbor and what it means for students in public schools across the country.


You may also visit the Connecticut State Department of Education at:  Browse the various links to learn more.


In 2004 the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana published an extensive review of No Child Left Behind as it applied in Louisiana.  The document is available at the link below and should be read in the context of its time (2004) and the state.


NCLB: A Steep Climb Ahead in order to meet goals of NCLB. Louisiana was fortunately among thosestates in full compliance.


Yardsticks by Chip Wood. Child. Development. Pamphlets. K-8. Companion to Yardsticks. Time to Teach, Time to Learn. Changing the Pace of School.


Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14 (3rd Edition) by Chip Wood



According to research findings, students with involved parents, no matter their income or background, are more likely to:

  • earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in advanced level courses;
  • be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
  • attend school regularly
  • demonstrate better social skills
  • graduate and go on to postsecondary education


Schools that succeed in engaging families of all income and education levels, and from all ethnic and cultural groups share three key practices. They:

  • Focus on building trusting collaborative relationships among teachers, families and community members
  • Recognize, respect and address families’ needs, as well as class and cultural differences
  • Embrace a philosophy of partnership where power and responsibility are shared. 


National Center for Family and Community: Connections with Schools (2002)


Mental challenges and illnesses contribute to the mis-education of our youth.
Dyslexia is a common condition- learn the facts!

Resources for Dyslexia on the Web Chosen by OneWorld, Inc. Click HERE!



Click HERE to see OneWorld's Education Web Videos. 


The health or education information provided on this web site is not intended to constitute medical or educational advice or the provision of medical or educational services. By posting and maintaining this website and its contents, OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc does not intend to solicit business from community participants, nor is this information intended to be a substitute for visits to medical doctors, other health professionals, and/or  educators located in Greater New Haven or elsewhere within our contact area.



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