Latest No Child Left Behind Act Stories

2008-09-05 03:00:23

By Joe Nelson County schools have shown the biggest gains this year in state standardized test scores since reporting began in 1999, but a substantial number of them are failing to make adequate yearly progress mandated by the federal government.

2008-09-04 21:00:31

By Kimberly S Wetzel Some East Bay schools and school districts met state and federal achievement standards in 2008, while others stumbled, according to accountability data released today by the state Department of Education.

2008-09-04 15:00:28

By FM WIGGINS PETERSBURG -- Improvements in Adequate Yearly Progress scores were the topic at last night's School Board meeting. "We're not where we need to be, but we're not where we were either," Superintendent Dr. James Victory said.

2008-09-04 00:00:19

By Timothy Puko; Karen Roebuck Pennsylvania's education secretary wants schools to know that when their leaders fail, a state takeover is still an option. "There are a couple of blinking lights that are blinking very brightly.

2008-09-03 03:00:20

The Virginia Department of Education last week released annual statistics that judge whether schools made adequate yearly progress in teaching reading and math. The results were exactly as expected: Suburban schools with mostly white, middle-class students performed well on state tests.

2008-09-03 00:00:20

By Joe Surkiewicz Since 1975, federal law dictates that when making placement decisions about children with disabilities, educators need to look first at the school the child would attend if he or she didn't have a disability.

2008-09-02 15:00:23

By John Hanna THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The state's looming budget problems are giving an unsettling edge to what educators recently described as positive news about Kansas' public schools.

2008-09-02 15:00:23

By James Joyce III When results from the spring WASL test were released by the state's schools chief Tuesday morning, the figures for the Yakima School District mostly mirrored the statewide trend: there were some ups and downs.

2008-09-02 15:00:23

The annual troubles of the Lewiston school system's diversity and the strict standards of No Child Left Behind are growing worse.

2008-09-02 12:00:26

By SARA PLUMMER; ANDREA EGER See all 45 schools named to the 2008 Oklahoma School Improvement List: www.tulsaworld.com/ improvementlist Union's Briarglen and the Eighth Grade Center did not meet standards.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.