Latest No Child Left Behind Act Stories
Let's start by establishing that No Child Left Behind is seriously flawed, unfairly labels schools as failing when students are improving and offers schools one way to pass and 37 subgroup ways to fail. But let's finish by acknowledging the U.S.
By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News Though educators and parents statewide have been concerned about the large amount of time students spend being tested, the Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Assessment is recommending even more testing.
By JOYCE HULETT Q: What does it mean when schools fail to attain the anticipated scores on mandated tests? A: Failure to meet the expected competency score means more stress for children. School has become a place of failure for many students.
By Linda Borg Providence's new school superintendent calls the critical review by a consultant a call to action.
Report Offers Guidance on Evaluating Children in Preschool Programs, Urges Caution in Implementing High-Stakes Assessments
By Johnna Pinholster, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga. Aug. 7--VALDOSTA -- Three out of 10 schools within the Lowndes County School system failed to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress standards. Clyattville Elementary, Pinegrove Elementary and Lowndes High schools were the failing institutions.
By Kelly Tabor, The Enterprise Ledger, Ala. Aug.
By Kari Lucin, The Daily Globe, Worthington, Minn. Aug. 7--Five school districts and 12 schools in southwest Minnesota, including District 518 schools, failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2008, up from five districts and eight schools failing the previous year.
By Tyra M. Vaughn, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Aug. 6--Parents of students at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering attended a meeting Tuesday night with two goals in mind: how to improve the quality of education at the struggling school and to not transfer their children out.
By Carole Brand, The Enterprise Ledger, Ala. Aug. 7--The Alabama State Department of Education report on the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) of schools across the state includes the Coffee County Schools making 100 percent of the AYP goals.