Latest No Child Left Behind Act Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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