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No Child Left Behind
No Child Left Behind is a 2001 federal law placing requirements on state schools in four broad areas: increased accountability, implementing research-based instructional strategies, increasing parental options, and expanding local control in schools. Specific goals include 100% student proficiency on state achievement tests by 2013–2014 and "highly qualified" teachers in every classroom.

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Child labor in North Carolina's textile mills
The photographs of Lewis Hine show the lives and work of children in North Carolina's textile mill villages in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Child abuse, neglect, and dependency reporting form
Form for use by school personnel in preparing a report to the Department of Social Services regarding suspected child abuse, neglect, or dependency. Includes instructions and summary of potential indicators.
Format: document
Child labor in the cotton mills
The resources on this page are designed to help educators teach about what life was like for children working in the cotton mills of North Carolina in the early 20th century. Through these lessons, students will learn about child labor by listening to the oral histories of people who worked in these cotton mills as children.
Format: lesson plan
Dinosaur math
The children will be involved in several different activities (graphing, sorting and classifying, patterning) rotating to each station during the lesson.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By RobinC Adams.
Tips for parent conferences
Basic suggestions and points to keep in mind when meeting with parents.
By Mitch Katz.
Nepalese girl with infant on her back
Nepalese girl with infant on her back
On the trail between Ghorepaani to Taatopaani, Nepal, a local girl carries a younger child on her back, strapped around with a shawl. The girl is eating baked corn, and the child on her back holds a corn cob as well. Baked sweetcorn is a treat enjoyed during...
Format: image/photograph
Trashketball review for ratios, fractions, decimals and percents.
This lesson will help the students with changing from ratios to fractions, fractions to decimals, and decimals to percents.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Mathematics)
By David Crumm.
The importance of collaboration
The success of a deaf student in an inclusive classroom is dependent upon the contributions of a number of people, including the classroom teacher, the student, the teacher of the deaf, the student’s family members, school administrators, and the interpreter....
Format: video/video
Everybody show
This math game teaches number recognition and progression, and strengthens rote counting skills.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Mary Waldrup.
Mother and child illustration
Mother and child illustration
This illustration of a mother and child appeared in the Danish magazine Punch in 1885. A mother in a 19th-century dress leans over her child, touching his head as he prepares to go to sleep.
Format: image/illustration
Number fun
Students will use games to recognize numbers. They will match the number with a set of objects. This is a two day lesson with 45 minutes each day.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Kay Nix.
Mother and child in Cajabamba, Ecuador
Mother and child in Cajabamba, Ecuador
A woman carries a young child on her back in a sling made of a blue cloak and a black strap. The woman is wearing a black Bowler hat and the child is wearing a red knitted cap. The Ecuadorian highlands are home to several thousand Quechua-speaking Andean Indians...
Format: image/photograph
Ending child labor in North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.1
The movement to ban child labor began in the early 1900s and slowly turned the tide of public opinion. As mill work changed in the 1920s, mills employed fewer children. North Carolina finally regulated child labor in 1933.
Format: article
Persuasive writing: The importance of work permits
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 1.5
In this lesson, students will read about child labor laws and work permits, and will write a persuasive paper based on what they've learned.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts)
By Andrea Fedon, Gail Frank, and Cindy Neininger.
Children in Lukla, Nepal
Children in Lukla, Nepal
Two children are seen sitting in front of a log building in Lukla, Nepal. The older child is wearing an orange and gray hooded sweatshirt and his arm is draped over the shoulder of the younger child. The younger child is wearing a bright teal blue sweatshirt...
Format: image/photograph
Communicating with parents
To communicate successfully with parents, be caring, professional, open, and organized.
By Kathleen Casson.
Child in a basket in Saquisili, Ecuador
Child in a basket in Saquisili, Ecuador
A woman places a sleeping child in a hand-woven basket. The child is wearing a lace bonnet and red socks. Saquisilí has one of the largest daily markets in Ecuador. Everything from agricultural products to livestock to handcrafted goods can be found in Saquisilí....
Format: image/photograph
Monstrous masks
Teacher will read the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Children will create monster masks to associate the letter m and the phonemic sound of m to the masks.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
A woman talks to a child in Saquisili, Ecuador
A woman talks to a child in Saquisili, Ecuador
A woman wearing traditional Andean clothing stoops to talk to a child. A tethered black dog lays at the child's feet. Saquisilí has one of the largest daily markets in Ecuador. Everything from agricultural products to livestock to handcrafted goods can be...
Format: image/photograph
Vessels in Greek art: Museum pre-visit
This lesson will focus on what vessels are, where we can find them in our everyday world, and the concept that vessels are containers that hold something. This lesson is the first lesson of two.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 English Language Arts)
By Katie O'Connor.