By Katharine Webster, Associated Press Writer | November 23, 2004
CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire cannot divert certain special education funds to pay for statewide school assessment tests, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Gov. Craig Benson and the Executive Council approved a plan last year to pay for the tests with $741,166 in special education money and $1.6 million in No Child Left Behind Act funds from the federal government.
By Derrick DePledge Advertiser Capitol Bureau
The U.S. Department of Education has told a Hawai'i congressman that the state has received enough federal money and local flexibility to meet the No Child Left Behind law, adding that success happens "when individuals take action, rather than assign blame."
U.S. Rep. Ed Case, D-Hawai'i, asked the federal government last May to review how Hawai'i public schools are performing under the law out of concern...
KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
Tuesday, November 09, 2004, 3:11:05 PM
By KCRG-TV9 News Reporter Craig Brown - from the Iowa City Newsroom
Evelyn Phillips is glad her granddaughter Britney's public school system cares enough to see that no child is left behind. "Before this went into effect, I thought a lot of them were pushed ahead not being ready to move ahead."
Britney's school, Taylor Elementary, is one of nine Cedar Rapids schools on the state's watch list. "Well I think the bi...
NASHVILLE (AP) - A study paid for by education groups found it would cost the state more than $1 billion to provide an adequate education in all its school districts.
The groups, some of which sued the state over disparities in teacher pay, said the study was done by a third-party contractor that has conducted similar work in other states recommending more money be spent on education.