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Letters: Conway kids are left behind
Conway Log Cabin Democrat
From Leroy McClure Jr.,

Who are we kidding? Do we really believe that Conway Public Schools is a perfect school system that is meeting the needs of all students? Washington, D.C., doesn't think so. If you ask the school system, they will try to convince you that they are doing a great job; however, if you ask the Department of Education in Washington, they will tell you that Conway Schools have four low performing schools, that's a fact. No matter how the Conway a...
Alaska is on right course in education
Anchorage Daily News

(Published: September 3, 2004)
Alaska has come a long way in the 13 years since we began our standards-based school reform.

Education leaders, teachers and parents from across the state have identified expectations for what students should know and be able to do at almost every grade level.

Teachers, parents, employers and school board members have built these expectations into their curriculums. The State Board of Education h...
'No Child' law reforms leave many behind
Times Leader
Perception big part of the problem
August 30, 2004

few months ago an affable fellow visited our paper to talk about the federal No Child Left Behind law. Nice guy, personable, forgettable.

If it weren't for desk cleaning I wouldn't recall his name. But last week his business card surfaced: Robert E. Baker Jr., the "U.S. Department of Education Secretary's Regional Representative."

I suspect he wanted to meet with editors, but as soon as he ment...
Building for the Future
Washington Post
Alexandria and Arlington Schools Eye New Construction, Prepare for New Challenges

By Elaine Rivera
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, September 2, 2004; Page VA14

When the new school year begins Tuesday, officials in Alexandria and Arlington will be focused on securing funding and breaking ground for two new high schools, the challenges they face in meeting state and federal academic standards, and implementing programs that address the n...
NCLB Reporting data explained
Kanabec County Times
What it all means:

The Minnesota Department of Education released two pieces of information on all schools in the state, as mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation.

First, the schools had to meet “adequate yearly progress,” or AYP for short. AYP is based on four things: attendance; graduation; participation, how many students participated in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA); and performance, how students scored on the MCA test.
'When I was in school...'
Lake Norman Times
By Dr. Terry Holliday

When I was hired as superintendent of schools in November 2002, the school board, staff, and community were very clear about expectations for their superintendent. They wanted a visible superintendent who communicated openly and honestly about school issues.

Over the last 22 months, there have been many meetings with parents, staff, and community members. Without fail, a mantra that I continually hear is "when I was in school."

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