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A Promising New Year Awaits Oakland Students
Decatur Daily Democrat
Oakland Tribune September 04, 2004

WHEN they return to class next week, Oakland's public school students should have many reasons to be hopeful.

Although academic improvement in the beleaguered school district has sputtered forward, it nevertheless is heading in the right direction. This year, for example, about a third of the 116 schools included in the federal No Child Left Behind Act's progress report were on track to hit the goal of 100 percent student profi...
No Child Left Behind should get failing grade
Montevideo American-News
September 2, 2004

For decades educational innovation and above average student performance have been hallmarks of public education in Minnesota and a source of pride for state residents.

But, apparently, that history is all but meaningless, thanks to the provisions of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001, an 1,100-page monstrosity more commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act. The legislation sets proficiency standards th...
All students must succeed, not just elite few -- Thornton
Palatine Countryside
September 2, 2004

High School District 211 must educate all its students or risk complete failure.

Superintendent Roger Thornton sent out that message during the Aug. 26 School Board meeting.

"How good are the schools in District 211? By yesterday's standards, great. Today, they are great for some, but not so great for others," he said

Thornton said the district will no longer rest on ...
Some Valley students being left behind
Sunbury Daily Item
By Karen Blackledge
The Daily Item
September 3, 2004

A Shikellamy School District elementary school has failed for a second year to meet reading goals set by the No Child Left Behind Act, an Education Department official said.

As a result, parents of pupils at the Chief Shikellamy Elementary School are being offered the option of having their children transferred to other schools within the district. Thus far, the district has not received a transfer r...
No child can leave schools behind this year
Tahoe Daily Tribune
William Ferchland, [email protected]
September 2, 2004

Due to poor academic performance by students in low-income families, Lake Tahoe Unified School District was forced to allow parents to move their children from South Tahoe Middle School and Bijou Community school last year.

The sanctions are a penalty to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which demands that all students progress academically.

If a school's low-income stude...
3 TUSD schools closer to state intervention
Tucson Citizen
September 3, 2004

More county schools are meeting federal standards for "adequate yearly progress," but four that serve primarily low-income families may face extra corrective measures because they didn't hit the mark.

The state Department of Education yesterday released progress figures, which are based largely on standardized testing and attendance.

Three "Title I" schools - the designation refers to extra f...
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