More than four years ago, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) with the goal of improving the state of education in America - from student performance to the quality of teachers. Where are we today, and how do we gauge the Act’s effectiveness thus far? How has the law affected schools, teachers, parents, and children?

New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education will host a town hall meeting on NCLB Monday, April 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South. Panelists will discuss NCLB’s impact on how children are educated, children’s ability to succeed, high-stakes testing, school funding and accountability, among other topics. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include: Mary Brabeck, Dean, Steinhardt School; Deborah Meier, senior scholar, Steinhardt, and Fellow of National Reform Faculty; Pedro Noguera, professor of education and Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at Steinhardt; and Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at Steinhardt and historian of education.

The event is sponsored by the National Academy of Education, the National Society for the Study of Education, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Steinhardt School’s Office of Special Programs.

For more information and to R.S.V.P., visit If you are a member of the media and would like to attend, contact Jennifer Zwiebel, 212.998.6797 or

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