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2008-08-30 09:00:54

By Strawn, Candace A Fox, Rebecca K; Duck, Lloyd Abstract: One controversial aspect of No Child Left Behind is the highly qualified provision. The 2001 act required that teachers of core academic subjects be highly qualified by 2006 or school districts would lose federal funding. Virginia districts are still scrambling to hire qualified teachers. Although the federal government has modified the 2006 deadline, two forces compete, the national legislation versus the reality that there are too...

2008-08-30 09:00:54

After a difficult year, Dubuque Community School Board members must feel like having the district placed "on watch" is the icing on the cake. But board members, parents and taxpayers shouldn't be overly dismayed by the federal designation based on No Child Left Behind achievement requirements. The label doesn't tell the story of this school district. Likewise, the designation that Prescott Elementary is a School in Need of Assistance for the third consecutive year does not paint an...

2008-08-29 15:00:45

By Linh Tat Nearly 68 percent of California's high school students received a diploma during the 2006-07 academic year, according to a report released this week by the state Department of Education. That figure is based on the state's own method for calculating graduation rates. The state Department of Education also released a second figure for national reporting, using a formula prescribed under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which inflates the graduation rate of California...

2008-08-29 15:00:45

By Bonnie Washuk LEWISTON - According to No Child Left Behind, the federal law that says every child must be proficient in reading and math for their grade level, four Lewiston schools aren't making the grade. Those schools that failed to make adequate yearly progress are Lewiston Middle, McMahon, Montello and Longley elementary schools. According to schools Superintendent Leon Levesque, the standards are unfair to systems like Lewiston's with diverse populations, and unfair to...

2008-08-29 03:00:44

By Senesac, Barbara V Burns, Matthew K In order to fully evaluate the quality of evidence for any educational innovation, research is needed regarding consistency with theory, demonstrated effectiveness, and consistent implementation. The Help One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) Language Arts program was specifically mentioned in the No Child Left Behind act as a program that incorporates community involvement to improve student reading skills. However, few published studies exist with which the...

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...

2008-08-29 00:00:32

By SUELLEN REED Special to the Courier & Press More than 1 million students across Indiana head back to school this month to begin another year of their K-12 education. Some will be going to school for the first time, while others will be anxiously looking forward to graduating this spring. At the same time, far too many Hoosiers will start school already trailing behind their peers. Many will find themselves struggling to catch up and some will become so frustrated with their...

2008-08-28 15:00:57

By FM WIGGINS PETERSBURG -- The Adequate Yearly Progress results are in for the Tri-City area and only one school district made the federal No Child Left Behind act required AYP as a district: Colonial Heights. Under No Child Left Behind, each state has developed and implemented measurements for determining whether its schools are making adequate yearly progress. AYP is an individual state's measure of progress toward the goal of 100 percent of students achieving to state academic...

2008-08-28 09:01:05

By LAUREN ROTH By Lauren Roth The Virginian-Pilot With tougher goals in place, one-fourth of the schools in South Hampton Roads failed to meet federal standards this year. That's up 71 percent from last year. Only Portsmouth showed an overall improvement. In Suffolk, failure rates tripled. In Chesapeake, they doubled. Norfolk's failure rate increased by 80 percent, Virginia Beach's by 50 percent . The Virginia Department of Education released preliminary results for the state...

2008-08-27 21:00:35

Illinois students in grades 3-8 recently completed their annual weeklong series of standardized tests - the Illinois Standard Achievement Tests. The tests are supposed to be a gauge of how well - or how poorly - our schools are teaching students in core subjects like math and English, science and social studies. It also is a gauge of how well students are prepared to move on to the next level - especially whether eighth-graders are prepared for high school. As Daily Herald staff writer...


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