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Document Number: 5771

No Geographer Left Behind: A Policy Guide to Geography Education and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 - This paper traces the history of geography education in the U.S. from the 1980s to the present, and addresses the programs within the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that can support geography, defined as a “core academic subject’ in the Act. Recommendations also are provided on how local, state and national leaders can make the most of the opportunities available in geography education, including creating an information campaign to familiarize geography teachers, school administrators and the Geography Alliance Network with NCLB and the opportunities it offers, improving the quality of geography teaching through development programs, and ensuring the continuation of such student assessments in geography as NAEP. (Ryan Daley, Geography Education National Implementation Project, May 2003)...

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