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2010-08-03 11:15:00

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School is pleased to announce that it has met the state's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) designation. PA Leadership is a state-wide, tuition-free cyber charter school. Students receive books and computers, then complete their work, interact with teachers and meet with their classmates via the Internet. PA Leadership is one of Pennsylvania's four cyber charter schools to make AYP. To achieve AYP,...

2008-10-11 21:00:23

By Phyllis Coulter NORMAL Economically disadvantaged students in three of Unit 5 elementary schools didn't reach the state's required adequate yearly progress goals in reading this year, school board members learned Wednesday. Our (test) scores continue to increase, but the bar is moving up a little more quickly than our scores, said Jim Braksick, the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. In the two previous years, all 15 elementary schools in the Normal-based...

2008-10-03 12:00:20

By Shawn Cetrone / scetrone@heraldonline.com Fewer elementary and middle schools than ever before in York County and across the state reached federal student achievement goals this year, according to results released Wednesday. Educators statewide said they saw the drops coming and blame the dismal ratings on what they call the government's "unreasonable expectations." Meanwhile, parents tried to sort through the noise and discern what it all means. High school, district and state...

2008-10-01 09:00:36

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News While educators don't enjoy having their school on the "improvement list" for the federal mandate No Child Left Behind, they say it is helping them to do better. NCLB's Adequate Yearly Progress reports, announced by the Utah State Office of Education this week, revealed 15 schools on the improvement list as compared to 12 schools last year. Title 1 schools that don't pass AYP two years in a row are put on the list and subject to sanctions. A school is...

2008-09-13 21:00:15

By Jennifer Gokhman Tracy and Manteca school districts continue to improve, with Academic Performance Index scores rising, and all 20 elementary schools in Manteca Unified School District reaching a score of 700 or above. Both districts experienced big gains by Program Improvement schools, which are schools that don't make the federal Adequate Yearly Progress target in the same areas two years in a row. "We have good numbers to celebrate," said Carol Anderson-Woo, director of curriculum...

2008-09-10 18:00:26

By Sarah V Lupinacci BY SARAH V. LUPINACCI Correspondent In the wake of the 2008 Adequate Yearly Progress report, Penn Manor representatives are scheduled to meet with Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 employees Sept. 19 to complete the framework for their improvement program. The district is one of the 12 Lancaster County public school districts that did not make the gains required by federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. NCLB measures the percentage of students who...

2008-09-10 03:00:19

By Meadows, Robyn For the second year in a row, 12 of the county's 16 public school districts missed academic targets, according to the state Department of Education report released Thursday. Most of them missed because of reading scores for students in special education. For example, three schools in Penn Manor missed AYP (adequate yearly progress) targets due to special education performances. "We are frustrated; one of the definitions of a special needs child is that they are...

2008-09-05 21:00:18

By Amanda Baumfeld -- Link: Search results by school, district or county Most local public schools met state testing requirements, but they struggled with tougher federal goals during the 2007-08 term, according to results released Thursday. The Accountability Progress Report released Thursday shows local school districts continuing an upward trend in meeting the state's Academic Performance Index goals. API scores, released annually, are how the state measures school performance...

2008-09-05 03:00:23

By Tracy Garcia -- Link: Search results by school, district or county Test scores from last spring show Whittier-area schools have much to celebrate this year - but there's also much room for improvement, depending on whether they're being judged by federal or state standards, figures showed Thursday. When it comes to the state's Academic Performance Index measurement, 2008 numbers released by the California Department of Education show 54 out of 101 Whittier-area schools met their...

2008-08-29 03:00:44

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 More students from Wythe to Rockbridge counties passed state English and math tests this year, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Virginia Department of Education. About 158 of the 204 public schools in that region have met federal targets under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, up from about 150 last year. In Roanoke, pass rates rose across all student demographic groups even though 13 of the city's 29 schools...


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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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