This site, courtesy of the Education Commission of the States, is billed as a “one-stop shop” for determining just how close schools nationwide are to meeting the demands of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The NCLB Database offers access to a range of information regarding the progress of all 50 states toward satisfactory federal compliance. Information in the database reflects state laws, departmental regulations, board rules, directives, and practices related to 40 requirements across seven major sections of the legislation–and it’s all up to date. The data, compiled by ECS researchers in conjunction with state policy makers and their staff members, will be updated frequently as policies change, the site’s creators say. The database allows administrators and other education stakeholders to access comparative data, allowing them to gauge the progress of their own states compared with others around the nation. The site also contains important advocacy information ranging from election issues to political data.

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