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Adequate Yearly Progress Report (AYP)
School transfer slots wasted
Chicago Tribune
City makes room for 438 students; just 200 actually make move

By Tracy Dell'Angela Tribune staff reporter

Only 200 of the 175,000 eligible Chicago students transferred to a better neighborhood school this year under the No Child Left Behind Act--a statistic that points to a glaring shortfall in reforms that promised more choice to kids in failing schools.

Allowing students to transfer from a failing school to a better one was to be a ...
Schools face new snag in 'No Child' program
Daily Southtown
Monday, November 29, 2004

The federal No Child Left Behind law is intended to guarantee that every public school student in the United States receives a good education.

In practice, however, it seems that the intent of the law is as much to label as many schools as possible as failures by setting standards that schools cannot meet and changing them almost annually — just in case the schools are trying to comply.

About half of Illinois' public school d...
Every child left behind
Greeley Tribune
Maria Sanchez-Traynor, [email protected]

November 28, 2004

Imagine a world 10 years from now where every single K-12 student is performing proficiently on state tests.

It's a nice thought, but is it possible?

Unfortunately, no, say many Weld County school district administrators who are working toward that goal but ultimately failing to get there. That failure means the districts aren't meeting the requirements of the fede...
Law leaving Texas behind
San Antonio Express-News
Jenny LaCoste-Caputo San Antonio Express-News

It's been described as the most sweeping education reform in America's history.

In his 2000 campaign, President Bush promised his No Child Left Behind initiative — a no-excuses, Texas-style accountability plan — would raise standards, demand progress, and eliminate the "soft bigotry" of low expectations for minority children.

But four years later, Texas, the state where No Child Left Behin...
Onslow fails federal test for reading, math goals
Jacksonville News
November 28,2004

For the second consecutive year, Onslow County Schools failed to meet federal Adequate Yearly Progress goals in reading and math.

As required by the federally mandated No Child Left Behind Act, parents were notified by letter the second week in November, said Marvin Pittman, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction's director of the Division of School Improvement.

"The whole idea is to get par...
Report shows how schools compare
Enterprise Mountaineer
by PEGGY MANNING Senior staff writer

Parents can find out how their child’s school measures up with other schools in the state by viewing the 2004 North Carolina School Report Cards released Tuesday.

The report cards provide important information about schools, including student performance, class size, school safety and teacher quality. They also tell taxpayers how money was spent in each district.

“Some data is new this year, like i...
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