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Failing marks
El Paso Times
Schools problems must be cleared up

El Paso's education infrastructure has been body-slammed by news that 16 county schools fail to meet federal improvement requirements.

The failures are the result of not meeting yearly progress standards set forth in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and measured by last year's Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test.

Officials in the four local school districts with schools on the list were ...
Delay of schools' data likely
Rockford Register Star
By CARRIE WATTERS, Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD -- Dan Danielowski doesn't mind that this year's district report cards may come late. He'd rather have accurate data.

The King Elementary principal should know. His school for gifted students was among 451 across the state erroneously labeled as not making adequate improvement last fall.

It was spring by the time data were finally corrected, after media coverage said his school was in t...
Three S. Dakota schools taken off no-progress list
Sioux Falls Argus Leader

published: 9/30/2004

Five others win appeals to be removed from alert status

Three schools have been removed from the list of more than 100 South Dakota schools that failed to make progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Newell Elementary School, Spearfish High School and White River High School successfully appealed being listed as needing improvement. Lead-Deadwood won an appeal for reading scores at i...
Schools seek better attendance by students
Fauquier Times-Democrat
By Layla Wilder

Clarke County Public Schools are stepping up efforts when it comes to attendance this year.

"We just want to encourage kids to be real attentive to the attendance and not to take off for frivolous reasons," said Clarke County High School Principal Francie Ball.

The country's No Child Left Behind program is one of the reasons the schools are tightening their attendance policies, according to Clarke County Public School...
Schools may see student counts decline
Holland Sentinel
Census shows preschool population is declining in most counties in the state

As if lagging revenues and soaring costs weren't enough, many Michigan public school districts have another problem on the horizon: too few children.

The preschool population -- from newborns through 4-year-olds -- has fallen across the state in recent years. All but seven of Michigan's 83 counties had a dropoff between 2000 and 2003, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday...
Bush's No Child Left Behind Education Plan Gets Failing Grad...
Bloomberg Magazine
2004-09-30 06:16 (New York)
By Liz Willen

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Michael McGill climbs the terrazzo steps to a balcony above the newest wing of Scarsdale Middle School, part of a $22 million renovation that includes two-story tinted windows, a 31-classroom addition and a light-filled central indoor courtyard overlooking weeping willows.

The freshly tiled walls are lined with awards won by high achievers in the 4,569-student school district in Westchester Cou...
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