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2008-09-11 21:00:21

By Emily Krone ekrone@@dailyherald.com Writing tests don't determine whether schools earn passing or failing marks under high-stakes accountability laws, but local educators continue to fight to keep writing a priority. It's an uphill battle as schools increasingly devote more time and resources to reading and math - and it paid dividends in state scores reported on a key national writing exam that had Illinois eighth-graders outperforming most of their peers around the country. "I...

2008-09-11 12:00:33

By Barbara Hollingsworth By Barbara Hollingsworth THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Even with raised expectations, Kansas and Topeka-area schools this year leaped testing hurdles in greater numbers than last year. More Kansas schools were expected to stumble on the state's annual reading and math assessments as more children are required to reach proficient levels. However, two fewer schools locally and 15 fewer statewide on Wednesday were listed as having failed to make adequate yearly progress....

2008-09-11 06:00:29

By Rowena Coetsee Two schools in Antioch Unified School District consistently have failed to meet federal benchmarks put in place five years ago, while a third school met them for the first time this past year. Marsh and Fremont elementary schools along with Antioch Middle School are in their fifth year as "program improvement" schools, a label identifying those that don't meet academic standards the federal No Child Left Behind Act established in 2001. Three other schools also have PI...

2008-09-11 03:00:20

By Kavale, Kenneth A Kauffman, James M; Bachmeier, Randy J; LeFever, Gretchen B Abstract. The policies underlying the specific learning disability (SLD) regulations in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are analyzed. The analysis focuses on the Response-to-Intervention (RTI) provision ("if the child responds to scientific, research-based intervention") as a diagnostic model, revealing that it is conceptually flawed, practically inadequate, and...

2008-09-11 03:00:20

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 It's that time of year again. The time when schools that have not met federal standards for two straight years have to offer parents a chance to pull their children out and to place them in another school that has fared better on state tests. The school choice provision was one of the most hotly debated parts of the federal 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, with critics charging that it was a ploy to drain struggling schools of...

2008-09-10 18:00:26

By Sarah V Lupinacci BY SARAH V. LUPINACCI Correspondent In the wake of the 2008 Adequate Yearly Progress report, Penn Manor representatives are scheduled to meet with Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 employees Sept. 19 to complete the framework for their improvement program. The district is one of the 12 Lancaster County public school districts that did not make the gains required by federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. NCLB measures the percentage of students who...

2008-09-10 06:00:24

By Neil Gonzales Two local schools have earned national honors from the federal Department of Education. Corte Madera Elementary in Portola Valley and La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park are among 32 public and private schools statewide identified as 2008 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools. These schools are deemed national models of excellence in the eyes of the federal education law No Child Left Behind Act. "This has been a very tough year for schools as they face higher...

2008-09-10 03:00:19

By Meadows, Robyn For the second year in a row, 12 of the county's 16 public school districts missed academic targets, according to the state Department of Education report released Thursday. Most of them missed because of reading scores for students in special education. For example, three schools in Penn Manor missed AYP (adequate yearly progress) targets due to special education performances. "We are frustrated; one of the definitions of a special needs child is that they are...

2008-09-10 00:00:22

To: EDUCATION EDITORS Contact: Ramona Parks-Kirby, +1-202-822-7823, rparks@nea.org WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Barack Obama laid out strategies to reform education in Dayton, Ohio, today. The National Education Association applauded the comprehensive plan. "Sen. Obama gets it," said Dennis Van Roekel, president of NEA. "He knows that reform cannot take place overnight or by using quick fixes. Obama wants to invest in comprehensive strategies, both immediate and...

2008-09-09 18:00:27

To: EDUCATION EDITORS Contact: Michele Prater of OEA, +1-614-227-3071, +1-614-378-0469 (cell) COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barack Obama chose Ohio as the place to lay out a comprehensive vision for public education in a speech at Stebbins High School in the Dayton area. Despite some mistaken analysis of the speech by the media, Obama's positions on a wide variety of issues are quite close to core beliefs of the National Education Association (NEA), the Ohio...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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