By: Yovel Badash
There has been a lot of discussion about education and education reform. Everyone agrees that education is the key to continued American competitive across industries. Many agree that the current reform initiative “No Child Left Behind” is not working, though those efforts were well-intentioned.
The question on everyone’s mind is “How do we help children succeed?” The answer is No Child Held Back. The subtle nuance in language masks a seismic shift in what this change in focus would mean for teachers, students, and academic achievement levels.
We understand that just as no two students learn the exact same way, no two schools face the exact same successes and challenges. We use these core principles to determine where a school or district is in its path to success, and what key areas of focus are needed to take the school or district to the next level.
We use technology to bring together parents, teachers, students, administrators, and the community at large to support the school or district on its path to success. Through our fully customizable platform, we provide essential online communication tools for parents, teachers and students.
Our program and our technology provide:
- Personalized Learning Tools so students can move at their own pace. Tools that teachers can quickly and easily setup. Tools that parents can access so they can guide their children and assess their progress throughout the school year.
- Content Creation Tools so teacher can easily create new courses, worksheets, presentations, activities, problem set, and other resources.
- Content Marketplace for teachers, parents and administrators to access world-class educational content they can readily adapt to the classroom or home environment.
- Robust Professional Development courses available online and on-demand to help teachers improve their professional practice.
By shifting focus from a punitive to a positive system, focusing on individualized learning instead of test prep, fostering growth, responsibility, and community, we can achieve the academic superiority our students need and deserve. No Child Held Back endeavors to bring about a paradigm shift in educational philosophy and methodology that enables students and teachers to reach their truest potential.
No Child Held Back is a comprehensive ideology for reform that supports the individual in a positive, encouraging, and inspiring manner. NCHB’s student-centric approach calls for making sure high-quality teachers have the training, tools, resources, and support to develop learning opportunities according to each student’s unique learning style, interests, cognitive abilities, and speed of concept mastery. From providing remedial intervention to keeping young, gifted minds challenged, every teacher will be able to utilize advanced pedagogy, innovative technology, and creativity to meet the needs of every student.
It is time to put education back under the control of teachers, students, parents, and the community—not tests. No Child Held Back offers a viable system that fosters healthy competition, intrinsic motivation, intellectual growth, and academic excellence to every student in every school district. Find more at www.nochildheldback.com.
Yovel Badash is the founder of No Child Held Back. He is also the CEO of NaMaYa, Inc and has spent years working with educators around the United State and around the world to create the best professional development courses available on the market. It was during this work, that Mr. Badash and his team started working with teachers, parents, educators to create a real plan for meaningful education reform.