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About the 2004 Accountability Progress Report
Palm Springs Desert Sun
The Desert Sun
September 1, 2004


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The Accountability Progress Report released Tuesday has two parts:


An Academic Performance Index score, based on statewide standardized test results and assessments, such as high school exit exams. The API is a three-digit score on a scale of 200 to 1,000. The statewide target is 800.

The API is part of the...
 
Good fit for your child is most important goal
Honolulu Advertiser
By Derrick DePledge
Advertiser Education Writer
August 29, 2004

Parents in Hawai'i have long had to make a difficult choice when it comes to their children's education: public or private school?

For parents with money, the answer has often been obvious. Even parents on tighter budgets seem to believe it is worth the sacrifice, even essential, to get their children into private schools.

The perception that Hawai'i's public schools are si...
 
Progressives An Effective Party
Burlington Free Press
August 26, 2004

A column by Jon Margolis entitled "Progressive Party Will Never Win" was printed July 18 in The Burlington Free Press. Margolis is a former correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Perhaps his experience with Mayor Daley has convinced him that power is all that counts in politics. Perhaps he does not know that our Independent Congressman ran for statewide office six times on third-party tickets and then as an Independent before winning. Perhaps Mr. Margolis does not...
 
Our Opinions: Making an effort
Times Record News
More needs to be done to bring in programs that expose children to the arts

August 25, 2004

What is it that a school district should provide so that no child is left behind?

NCLB is the initiative pushed by the Bush administration and adopted by Congress that's designed to give every child in America a shot at being educated.

The evidence that the program is working is spotty. And much evidence shows that NCLB simply requires districts ...
 
Facts about No Child Left Behind
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
updated: 08/17/2004 08:45 AM


> Congress passed No Child Left Behind legislation in 2002.

> The measure requires annual testing of all students in reading and mathematics by the 2005-2006 school year.

> Students must reach the "proficient" level on state tests by the 2013-2014 school year. Individual schools must meet "Adequate Yearly Progress" benchmarks.

> Schools that fail to meet standards two years in a row must provide stud...
 
Springdale : Kids get jump start on school
Arkansas Democrat - Gazette
BY MELINDA ROGERS

Posted on Monday, August 16, 2004

SPRINGDALE — Teeta Rollins spent Friday morning doling out M&Ms to a group of 4- and 5-year-olds anxious to practice counting to five.

Although kindergarten doesn’t start until Aug. 26, Parson Hills Elementary School tapped 40 pupils to begin classes three weeks early to teach skills educators hope will make the children more successful in school.

During one lesson, Rollins, one of n...
 
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