Latest No Child Left Behind Act Stories
By NANCY REARDON NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND Nine South Shore elementary schools failed to make the grade in English and language arts skills under the requirements of the federal government's No Child Left Behind program.
By Philip Ferolito Seven years after Congress adopted the No Child Left Behind Act, schools here and across the state are still struggling to meet the law.
By SARA PLUMMER See all 45 schools named to the 2008 Oklahoma School Improvement List: tulsaworld.com/improvement list The school and three others in Tulsa are removed from the School Improvement List.
By Gerald N. Tirozzi The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is delighted to have Strong American Schools as a partner in promoting a common agenda of closing the achievement gap and ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education.
By MEG HECKMAN Many New Hampshire students aren't meeting state standards in science, according to the first round of statewide testing in the subject in five years.
Standardized testing is an inescapable part of modern education; however, these tests often fail to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities. Vanderbilt University Learning Sciences Institute researchers Stephen N. Elliott, Peter A. Beddow and Ryan J. Kettler have developed a decision-making instrument called the Test Accessibility and Modification Inventory (TAMI) to address the issue of accessibility for students with special needs.
By Eileen M. Adams SAD 44 Superintendent David Murphy expects a two-person team from the state Department of Education to visit his district this fall to provide ideas on how to improve student test scores. "They will work with us to identify components needing work," he said.
By KELLEY BOUCHARD Two years ago, Biddeford Middle School was in a bad spot. For three years in a row, the school had failed to improve as expected under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
It isn't often that there's any good news to be found in failing grades. But we think there are a few nuggets of hope on the latest report card for the state's annual reading and math assessment tests.
By Murray Light The National Education Association currently supports 145 bills introduced in Congress to revise the No Child Left Behind law, the current version of which is up for reauthorization this year.
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