The U.S. Department of Education’s Kristine Cohn will visit Evansville High School in Evansville, WI to recognize the significant progress the school has made under No Child Left Behind on Thursday, Sept. 28. Evansville High School is one of only two high schools in Wisconsin to be selected for this honor for 2006. Eight Wisconsin schools were selected overall. Evansville was chosen for achieving scores on annual assessment tests that place it within the top 10% of schools for the entire state.
The No Child Left Behind Act is the bipartisan landmark education reform law designed to change the culture of America's schools by closing the achievement gap, offering more flexibility, giving parents more options and teaching students based on what works. Under the act's strong accountability provisions, states must describe how they will close the achievement gap and make sure all students, including those who are disadvantaged, achieve academic proficiency.