Latest No Child Left Behind Act Stories
By Kimberly S Wetzel Although many California schools meet or exceed state achievement hurdles, some continue to stumble over standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act and could find themselves on probation in the next couple of years, according to data released Thursday by the State Department of Education.
By Eric Louie The number of Tri-Valley schools failing to meet federal student achievement requirements is holding steady, but several have fallen further behind this year, according to the state Accountability Progress Report released Thursday.
By Linh Tat; Ben Aguirre Jr For the third time in four years, the New Haven school district posted double-digit gains on the state's Academic Performance Index.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.