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A call to action aims at schools
New York Daily News
Grass-roots groups eye public ed
9/23/04
BY NICOLE BODE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Ann Terry says she hasn't turned her back on public education despite choosing to home-school her seventh-grade daughter this fall.

"Just because I'm home-schooling doesn't mean I'm giving up on the public schools," said Terry, who researched countless city schools before deciding to teach Molly Rappold, 12, at their Bellerose home.

Terry decided she'd...
 
Scores not final word, schools official says
Arizona Republic
Doug Carroll
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 23, 2004 12:00 AM

After several weeks of test-score bombardment, Gary Aungst can sympathize with parents who might feel overwhelmed, confused and even dismayed.

He suggests that they ask a simple question: Is a school worth leaving over a test score?

"We're going to work as hard as anybody to keep the No Child Left Behind agenda moving forward," said Aungst, director of community affairs for the Te...
 
Independent home-schoolers enjoy their freedom
Wasilla Frontiersman
By JOEL DAVIDSON/Frontiersman reporter
9/22/04

MAT-SU -- Depending on who you talk to, "school choice" takes on very different meanings.

In public education these days, school choice often refers to the option for parents to have their kids bused from a school that did not pass the federal No Child Left Behind requirements to schools that did pass.

For independent home-school parents, however, school choice means being allowed to teach their ki...
 
No Child Left Behind: Confusion Comes To The Fore
Hartford Courant
Michele Jacklin
September 22, 2004

Call it the law of unintended consequences. Or you can call it by its official name: the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Whatever it's called, some folks in Hartford have interpreted it a bit too literally. On Sept. 7, the opening day of school, Courant reporter Rachel Gottlieb randomly surveyed parents in the city's North, South and West ends. And what she found was troubling.

Some parents said they believe...
 
List of failing schools can be found on ed Web site
Jackson Clarion-Ledger
By Cathy Hayden [email protected]
9/20/04

Q: Concerning your Sept. 13 story "Students at 12 city schools can switch: 63 schools in state cited for inadequate progress," I am wondering whether there is a complete list of schools that possibly parents can look at to see whether their particular school was on the list.

I have been fighting my school system for more than a year for a transfer and have had no luck.

A: The state Department of...
 
Education Minnesota talks about NCLB
St. Louis Park Sun Sailor
(Created 9/16/2004 11:39:47 AM)

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation and its impact on area schools will be the topic for a public meeting sponsored by Education Minnesota from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 605 Rice St. E., Wayzata.

The meeting will focus on educating the public on the history of NCLB, how schools can be listed as “failure” schools, and what happens to schools once they end up on the “failure” list.
 
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