Naples, FL (PRBuzz) October 26, 2010 -- The failure to reauthorize ESEA could leave tens of thousands of struggling students out of luck across this nation. Raise your voice in this fight to preserve the SES(Supplementary Educational Services) program.
oaSES, Web-based Software for Education Providers, today announced their support for and participation in circulating a petition for Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) leaving the No Child Left Behind provision intact.
Originally, the ESEA was reauthorized by the Bush Administration in 2001 provisioned under the No Child Left Behind Act. On March 13, the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the ESEA yet again.
The blueprint challenges the nation to embrace education standards that would put America on a path to global leadership. It provides incentives for states to adopt academic standards that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace, and create accountability systems that measure student growth toward meeting the goal that all children graduate and succeed in college. See the press release. Watch the Presidentdiscuss the blueprint.
It appears to be doing that at the expense of the current recipients of federal funds for education.
Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, low-income children in public schools in "need of improvement" can receive free tutoring, also called supplemental educational services (SES).
What are supplemental educational services?
Generally, supplemental educational services (SES) are free tutoring services that must be offered to low-income children who attend a Title I school that has not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for at least 3 consecutive years.
Low-income students are generally those who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The tutoring is paid for by the school district and is available in reading, math and other core subjects. It may be offered before or after school, on weekends or in the summer. Parents may choose a local tutoring provider from a list developed by their state.
A wide range of tutoring providers, including for-profit companies and non-profit groups, can apply to the state to deliver these services.
Under the proposed Obama reauthorization, these companies stand to go out of business. The children run the risk of losing this invaluable service, and the tutoring industry in general, devastated.
Support the Reauthorization of ESEA retaining the No Child Left Behind Act provisions.
OaSES is the premier provider of management software for the tutoring industry. Organizations that offer tutoring now have the power to track student and tutor data, create learning plans and progress reports, document test scores and measure student gains, schedule sessions and record attendance, all while oaSES cumulates this data for invoicing, payroll and powerful reporting. Contact oaSESat (866) 327-0035 X1,
or at www.oasesonline.com.
About NCLB and SES
No Child Left Behind Federal Site: http://www2.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
Supplemental Educational Services Federal Site: http://www2.ed.gov/nclb/choice/help/ses/index.html
Copies of "A Blueprint for Reform" are available at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/blueprint/blueprint.pdf.
Organizations Supporting Reauthorization of No Child Left Behind
Education Industry Association: http://www.educationindustry.org/
Tutor Our Children Coalition: http://www.tutorourchildren.org
Local Naples Firm Supports Petition to Save the No Child Left Behind Supplementary Educational Servi