WEBCAST: Secretary Paige Announces New No Child Left Behind
Provision For Students With Disabilities
Originally broadcast live on December 9, 2003
For more articles like this
of Education Rod Paige, Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy
Shriver, House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John
Boehner and children with disabilities gathered for a press
conference to discuss how all children in America deserve a
quality education, including those with disabilities.
The press conference also explains a new regulation published in
the Federal Register that provides greater flexibility for
schools under the bipartisan No Child Left Behind education
reform law that also ensures accountability for students with
disabilities. The new provision will strengthen the two key
pillars of the No Child Left Behind Act -- accountability and
flexibility -- while protecting parents' opportunities to
receive information about their child's progress in school.
Participants: U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Special
Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, U.S. Rep. John Boehner,
Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, Mark
Howard, parent. Mr. Howard's son Nicholas, 8, is a second grade
student at Falmouth Elementary School in Stafford County.
Nicholas enjoys music class, swimming, and Cub Scouts. Nicholas
has autism. JoAnn Nelson, math, English and reading teacher at
Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Fairfax County, VA. Ms.
Nelson teaches students with diverse disabilities, including
students with the most significant cognitive disabilities Emily
Lambert, one of Ms. Nelson's students. Emily Lambert is an 8th
grade student and participates in the school chorus, on the
school newspaper staff, and in Special Olympics basketball.
Emily has Down syndrome.
View the Archived Webcast:
View with RealPlayer 28kbps (modem speed)
View with RealPlayer 150kbps (network speed)
View with Captioning
back to the top ~
back to Breaking News
~ back to