Marian Cárdenes' second-grade class is a mishmash of two cultures.
The framework is that of a typical American classroom: a television and VCR in the corner, a computer desk at the back of the room, brightly decorated bulletin boards and a U.S. flag posted near the whiteboard.
But the new words for the week on the bulletin boards are Spanish. Spanish storybooks are stacked on...
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The National Center for Learning Disabilities and Schwab Learning have developed a handbook to help parents navigate and coordinate the federal No Child Left Behind and the Individuals With Disabilities Education acts.
No Child Left Behind requires schools to have a plan to help low-achieving children, including the almost 3 million children with learning disabilities, to meet higher academic standards.
By Jason Rhodes, Special to the Crisfield Times
WESTOVER - The latest in a series of blows that have plagued Somerset County Public Schools since early September hit last week when the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) included the county among eight state school systems "in need of improvement."
MSDE based its classification on scores from the standardized Maryland School Assessment (MSA) tests taken by the county's third-, fifth-, eighth- and 10th-grad...
HARTFORD, Conn. --Schools receiving federal Title I money -- for schools with high numbers of poor students -- can face a variety of penalties under the federal No Child Left Behind law if they do not make enough progress in meeting the law's goals.
The steps that must be taken by identified Connecticut schools vary, depending on how long the school has not made adequate yearly progress toward meeting the law's requirements.
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By BRIAN ECKHOUSE The Union Leader
N.H.USA - A New England English teachers association will urge federal and state departments of education to revise No Child Left Behind Act guidelines to stress learning over test preparation.
According to the New England Association of Teachers of English resolution passed Saturday in Nashua: "The unintended consequences have been that students and teachers spend more time on test preparation and less time on lea...