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TEA Has Words Of Caution On No Child Left Behind Report
Chattanooga Chattanoogan
posted August 12, 2004

Tennessee Education Association president Judy Beasley said new test results from No Child Left Behind should be viewed with care.

She said, “While we are pleased that more schools and districts can breathe a sigh of relief at not being listed as failing to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the so-called No Child Left Behind law, we issue these words of caution:

"Comparing last year’s list to this year’s list is confusin...
With one voice, they sing for a cause
The Boston Globe
A cappella groups seek aid for school music programs
By Megan Tench, Globe Staff | August 13, 2004

The musical groups performing at a benefit concert in Somerville's Davis Square next month won't require the screech of electric guitars, the pounding of drums, or the tickling of ivories.

As a cappella groups, they sing without accompaniment. But with their Sept. 18 performance, they plan to help Boston-area music programs that rely on pianos and other instru...
Student transfers: 7,000 can, 6 do
St. Petersburg Times
Law opened the door for thousands to shift schools, but most stay put. Meanwhile, the number of third-graders held back is unclear.

By JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK, Times Staff Writer
Published August 12, 2004

The threat of wide-scale student transfers under the federal No Child Left Behind Act never materialized for Hernando County schools.

Just six children, of about 7,000 who were eligible, took advantage of the rules that allow them to switch school...
No Child Left Behind changes educational climate
Stamford Advocate
By Alison Damast
Staff Writer

August 12, 2004

Teachers, parents and administrators will learn this fall which schools are not making sufficient progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Schools that make the list for a second year in a row could face consequences such as offering school choice and after-school supplemental tutoring, and making curriculum changes.

Two years after the passage of the No Child Left Behind ...
EDUCATION REFORM: Improvement must start with teachers
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roy Barnes - For the Journal-Constitution
Thursday, August 12, 2004

We're learning a critical lesson about the No Child Left Behind law: It isn't a detailed road map to raising student performance and closing the achievement gap that plagues America's schools. It's more like a sign pointing local communities in the right direction. The onus is ultimately on states and school districts themselves to chart the right course --- particularly when it comes to putting a highly qu...
49 schools in city fail U.S. tests
Cincinnati Enquirer
Thousands may get tutoring, transfers

By Jennifer Mrozowski
Enquirer staff writer
Aug. 12, 2004

Forty-nine of 82 Cincinnati Public Schools have failed to meet federal requirements for student achievement for two of three years, preliminary results show.

Many of those will have to offer tutoring or other special help to thousands of students this fall.

Some of the schools will also have to offer parents the optio...
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