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Funding Burden
Proposal calls for flexible funding
Greenville Reflector
By Ginger Livingston, The Daily Reflector
County and schools officials presented formal proposals on Wednesday for school funding and student achievement over the next five years.

The group, which is drafting a second Compact on Education, reviewed several formulas to establish annual funding increases more flexible than those in the first contract, which was built around set annual increases of $1 million or more.

Future increases would be based on growth ...
District 21 may opt out of federal funds
Daily Herald
By Avian Carrasquillo Daily Herald Staff Writer
Posted 9/2/2004
Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 is the latest area school district to consider finding an alternative to accepting Title I funds, which are a factor in the No Child Left Behind Act.

Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 has already rejected the federal funds, which are used to help disadvantaged students. Northwest Suburban High School District 214 briefly considered it, but decided to c...
Dist. 214 Mulling Over School Choice
Mount Prospect Journal
Journal Reporter
September 1, 2004

Twp. High School Dist. 214 is going to have to think long and hard about how badly it needs to keep Title I funding flowing into its schools, and if $358,498 in federal assistance is worth complying with part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation.

As it stands right now, Dist. 214 may have to offer "school choice" to students in the three high schools that receive Title I funding, namely Elk Gr...
School reform elusive without ample resources
The Miami Herald
August 26, 2004
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Back-to-school season highlights the great American educational paradox. We have the world's best higher education, but a disgraceful lack of progress in K-12 public education.

Consider the tools disparity.

This year, Duke University is supplying every freshman with Apple iPods to download audio content for courses. This move goes beyond the now-ubiquitous notebook computers carried...
Somersworth superintendent calls ‘No Child Left Behind’ law ...
Foster's Online
August 25, 2004

Somersworth Bureau Chief

SOMERSWORTH — Parents with children attending Maple Wood School will have the option of transferring them to Hilltop School after the elementary school was labeled "in need of improvement" under the federal No Child Left Behind Law.

The move has angered Superintendent Charles Ott, who voiced his frustration at Tuesday’s Somersworth School Board meeting over a law he said determines the v...
Funding isn't matching alternative education growth
The Morning Call
August 22, 2004

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige has commented that federal education law and, in particular, No Child Left Behind legislation have prompted national discussion about student and school performance. It is certainly a complex issue and deserves thoughtful consideration and purposeful action.

Federal education policy, it appears, will have increasing impact on our schools. To the extent that federal mandates are not matched with sufficient funding...
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