The U.S. Department of Education’s Kristine Cohn will visit Windsor Elementary School in Loves Park to recognize the significant progress the school has made under No Child Left Behind on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Windsor Elementary School is one of only fifteen schools in Illinois to be selected for this honor for 2006. Eleven are public schools; four are private. Windsor was selected as a school with more than 40 percent of its students from disadvantaged backgrounds that has made significant progress in closing the achievement gap.
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.