Foster's Daily Democrat
By JEREMIAH ROOD Somersworth Bureau Chief
SOMERSWORTH — Superintendent Charles Ott continued his crusade against the federal No Child Left Behind act, a law he says is defrauding the American people and could destroy the public school system.
Accepting an invitation to speak at a Maple Wood School PTA meeting Wednesday, Ott showed the more than 50 people in attendance a series of slides of the school’s standardized test scores and explained their rep...
By Renée Shadforth, World News Service
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District officials are crunching standardized test data to see how they can improve on where it matters most - in the classroom.
However, those same officials know the results are also important to the state and federal government. According to preliminary results, it appears as though students in the district are generally performing better, but still have some ground to cover, accor...
By LAURA WALSH Associated Press Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A child advocacy group on Thursday called for changes to the federal No Child Left Behind law, citing a self-selecting survey of school officials who said they want more funding and better standard for measuring progress.
The report was released by Connecticut Voices for Children and Yale University law students. It is based on surveys conducted between February and May of 300 school officials...
Parents must opt to have children's names removed from high school lists
In the coming weeks, high school juniors and seniors will have their names, phone numbers, and addresses released to military recruiters unless their parents request to have their children removed from the list.
The provision to release information to the military comes from an amended version of No Child Left Behind, the federal education act intended to raise...
BISMARCK, N.D. - A legislative committee is recommending a No Child Left Behind advisory commission.
The bill, to be presented to the full Legislature next year, creates a commission that would meet at least twice a year to address various issues involving the federal law, such as measuring student achievement and teacher qualifications.
The commission would consist of representatives from the North Dakota Council of Ed...