Overcrowding hinders Barrow schools’ ability to offer transf...
Gwinnet Daily Post
By Jaime Sarrio
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WINDER — Barrow County Schools will not be able to offer transfers as required by the federal No Child Left Behind law because its middle schools are overcrowded.

Two years of poor test scores landed Apalachee High School and Russell Middle School on the state’s “needs improvement” list. Schools on the list must offer transfers to another school.

Apalachee High students will have the choice to...
Lilburn Middle first in Gwinnett to face state sanctions
Gwinnet Daily Post
By Jaime Sarrio
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LILBURN — Lilburn Middle School will be the first school in Gwinnett to face stiff state sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law.
So what sort of changes are administrators planning to make in the coming school year, which begins Monday?

Right now, they’re not sure.

Since Georgia’s “adequate yearly progress” results were released last week, school administrators and county...
Quarter of schools might not show 'adequate progress'
WKRC-TV CBS 12 Cincinnati
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - About a quarter of Kentucky public schools may fail to fulfill the federal government's demand for "adequate yearly progress," the state Department of Education reported.

For schools that get federal funding, failure for two years in a row means consequences - at a minimum, allowing students to transfer to other schools at the district's expense and drawing up an improvement plan.

The department released early data on Tuesday to meet a federa...
'Needs improvement' list grows
Las Vegas Sun
Results show 122 schools statewide in category
By Emily Richmond


Mirroring results in Clark County, the number of Nevada schools labeled as "needing improvement" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act skyrocketed this year to 122 campuses, up from 26 in 2003.

There was a silver lining in the results released Monday by the Nevada Department of Education -- the number of schools on the state's "watch list" for ...
Third-grade students' scores are
Daily Southtown
Bass educators say focus on standardized tests make 'real learning' a rarity

By Linda Lutton
Staff writer

March 29, 11:15 a.m., Room 307
Debra Valenti's fifth-graders are sitting in small groups, writing persuasive letters to 17th Ward Ald. Latasha Thomas about the condition of their Englewood neighborhood.

Writing a persuasive essay is one of hundreds of "assessment objectives" for fifth grade. According to the state, assessment objec...
State fixes schools’
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Third-grade students' scores are
adjusted in the standardized test

By Nelson Daranciang
[email protected]

The state Department of Education adjusted the scores of third-grade students who took statewide achievement tests earlier this year because of errors in two questions.

The questions were from different sections and were each worth up to three points out of 70, said Selvin Chin-Chance, head of the department's Test Develo...
A debate not left behind
Star Tribune
Rob Hotakainen
Star Tribune Washington Bureau Correspondent
Published August 3, 2004

SARASOTA, FLA. -- Five years after getting a D on Florida's school report card, Alta Vista Elementary School recorded an A this year, and Principal Constance White-Davis is ready to celebrate. She's throwing a lobster party on Friday.

"We finally got there," White-Davis said. "When I look at the test data, I feel good."

But there's a downside, too...
Master teachers don't need a map to find their way in educat...
The Arizona Republic
Aug. 3, 2004 12:00 AM

I was a "master teacher."

For years, I helped students explore the world of King Arthur, Beowulf and El Cid. I helped them travel back to lands of mystic America, Olympus, and Valhalla. I introduced them to people such as Mark Twain, Alexander Dumas, William Shakespeare, and Victor Hugo. I let them learn lessons from Macbeth, Victor Frankenstein, and Javert.

I helped students understand the Constitution, the Magna Carta and their...
50 failing schools pass federal test
Delaware Online
Staff reporter

More than 50 schools that failed last year to make the adequate yearly progress required by No Child Left Behind have cleared the hurdle this year.

In all, 130 of the state's 173 schools made the necessary progress, compared with 76 last year, according to the ratings announced Monday by state Secretary of Education Valerie Woodruff.

Using student test scores as the measure, the federal scho...
Responding to Childhood Obesity Through School Policy
Education Week
About the Guests:

Rep. Sean Faircloth, a Democrat in the Maine House of Representatives who has sponsored comprehensive legislation to help the state's schools address childhood obesity;
Sarah Lee, the physical activity health scientist in the division of adolescent & school health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and
Jane Mandell, a senior nutritionist in analysis, nutrition, and evaluation with the Food and Nutrition Services at the U.S. Departm...
PE classes critical to education
Honolulu Advertiser
By Donald B. Weisman
Hawai'i government affairs director of the American Heart Association

In a July 23 article headlined "Law costing state extra $30 million," state Board of Education Chairman Breene Harimoto's comment that the estimates of the cost of the No Child Left Behind federal law might be understated is perhaps itself an understatement.

Not only is the mandate resulting in increased implementation costs, but also it will cost taxpayers much more ...
Augusta Chronicle
Figuring out what tests your children are taking these days - and what they mean - can be as challenging as an algebra equation.
There's the redesigned SAT, which shouldn't be confused with the PSAT.

In Georgia, there's the CRCT, which is used much like the PACT in South Carolina.

And both states have the HSGT, the high school graduation test, which can determine who gets a diploma.

But how does all that relate to the NCLB law? Well, that's ano...