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Ott continues to slam No Child Left Behind act
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...
No Child Left Behind Act goals still dog districts
Tahoe World
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...
Grant targets students' battle of bulge
Traverse City Record-Eagle
By MARLA MCMACKIN Record-Eagle staff writer

TRAVERSE CITY - Traverse City Area Public Schools will receive nearly $1 million in the next three years to reverse a growing trend of student obesity.

The U.S. Department of Education physical education grant will support efforts to teach healthy eating and exercise habits.

"Michigan is the third fattest state in the U.S.," said Pat Lewallen, TCAPS director of special programs. "We're a mirr...
Study: No Child Left Behind needs improvement
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...
Military recruiting deadline approaches
Skagit Valley Herald

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...
Legislative committee recommends No Child Left Behind Commis...
Grand Forks Herald
Associated Press

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...
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