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2008-08-27 21:00:35

By ISOLDE RAFTERY Seven years after President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law, the academic gap among students of different races and incomes persists. The law demanded that school districts test their students every year and that those scores be made public. Clark County is no exception to the achievement gap trend, evidenced by the state test scores released Tuesday. "For all districts, the achievement gap is one of our biggest challenges," said Susan Enfield,...

2008-08-26 06:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevada Connections Academy (NCA), a high-quality, highly accountable distance education public school announced that it has added kindergarten through third grade beginning with the 2008-2009 school year. NCA is a tuition-free public school program, and students from across the state who are entering grades kindergarten through twelve are eligible to apply. Additionally, NCA has met the No Child Left Behind reading, math and overall Adequate Yearly...

2008-08-26 00:00:32

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Hinda Mitchell or Heidi May, both of Connections Academy, +1-614-224-0600 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ohio Connections Academy (OCA), a statewide virtual public "e-school," has met No Child Left Behind reading, math and overall Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measures for the 2007-2008 school year. This marks the second consecutive year OCA has achieved AYP, and it is the only statewide e-school with at least 200 enrolled students to do...

2008-08-25 12:01:08

By ANDREA EGER They are concerned about the impact of overcrowding. Tulsa school board member Brian Hunt said he is concerned that the mission of Edison Preparatory School could be "compromised" if too many students from other high schools transfer there this year. Central, Hale, McLain, Rogers and Webster high schools are having to offer parents the option of transferring their child because those schools receive federal Title I funds but did not meet state and federal standards under...

2008-08-22 15:00:44

By ANDREA EGER 7 Tulsa high schools did not meet state and federal standards. Every high school in the Tulsa district except Booker T. Washington and Edison Preparatory is now offering parents the option of transferring their child because the schools did not meet state and federal standards. Central, East Central, Hale, McLain, Memorial, Rogers, and Webster high schools are expected to be assigned to the Oklahoma School Improvement List later this month, along with Tulsa's Jackson...

2008-08-21 06:00:53

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Barbara Michelman, communications director, +1-703-575- 5764, press@ascd.org, or Melissa McCabe, communications specialist, +1-703-575-5637, press@ascd.org, both of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Americans want educators, not politicians, to work with the new president to improve NCLB ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a statement by Gene R. Carter, Executive Director of the Association for...

2008-08-20 15:01:02

By Linda Borg But the state's education commissioner is confident that the new superintendent will turn things around. PROVIDENCE -- Although Providence continues to be a low- performing school district, Peter McWalters, state commissioner of elementary and secondary education, is confident that the new superintendent has the management skills needed to turn around the school system. "This man is a manager," McWalters said of Supt. Tom Brady, who arrived last month. "He is going to...

2008-08-18 12:00:45

By ANDREA EGER Additional Tulsa schools may be on the School Improvement List, but appeals are pending. Parents of students at five Tulsa schools that are expected to be assigned to the Oklahoma School Improvement List are being notified of their option to transfer their children to different schools. Jackson Elementary School, and Gilcrease, Hamilton, Madison and Wilson middle schools are all being required to offer student transfers, or "school choice," because of the federal No...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By Jennifer Reeger Although only two of 23 school districts in Westmoreland and Fayette counties failed to make progress in student achievement during the 2007-08 academic year, fewer individual schools met thresholds set by the state. One reason cited is that the thresholds have increased. In the 2006-07 school year, only 54 percent of students needed to score proficient or above in reading and 45 percent in math on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment. In the 2007-08 school...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer The city's two middle schools, which long have struggled on state standardized tests, went in different directions this year. Bates Middle School met targets while Annapolis Middle School, like Annapolis High last year, missed them for a fifth year and fell into the state's final testing phase - restructuring. "We talked to Bates, and we did pretty much the same things," said Carolyn Burton-Page, principal at Annapolis Middle School. "But we still...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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