USCO

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USCOUnsafe School Choice Option
USCOUnited States Copyright Office
USCOUnited Scottish Clans of Oklahoma (Midwest City, OK)
USCOUnited Senior Citizens of Ontario Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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* Unsafe School Choice Option Draft Non-Regulatory Guidance
The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) (section 9532 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) requires that each State receiving funds under the ESEA establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that students attending a persistently dangerous public elementary or secondary school, or students who become victims of a violent criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a public school that they attend, be allowed to attend a safe public school.
Using a question and answer format, the guide details the legislation's impact in the areas of: (1) accountability, including requirements for states and school districts to publish report cards on school performance; (2) testing, including effects of testing requirements on teaching; (3) reading, including why it is important for children to read better so early in school, and the goals of the Reading First initiative; (4) what works, detailing the role of scientifically based research in the legislation requirements; (5) teachers, including how parents can help their child's teacher; (6) creating safer schools, including the "Unsafe School Choice Option"; and (7) Choice, including who would be eligible for the school choice option and who can offer alternative schooling.