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Schools at wits' end over NCLB law
The Jersey Journal
Need-improvement list is released, but will change by September
Thursday, August 12, 2004
By Ken Thorbourne
Journal staff writer

After two years of trying to meet the demands of the federal No Child Left Behind law, local school officials' frustration over the education guidelines are not diminishing.

The latest case in point: New Jersey's recently released list of schools "in need of improvement."

In keeping with the guidelin...
Dodd Proposes Education Reform
Hartford Courant
August 12, 2004
By ANICA BUTLER, Courant Staff Writer

WINDSOR -- At a stop at Windsor High School Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd told a room of educators and parents that the federal No Child Left Behind legislation - a law intended to raise student achievement - needs to be reformed.

"I believe the overall goals of setting standards and being accountable are worthwhile goals," said Dodd, who voted for it. However, he later added, the law as writt...
Volusia attacks federal schools act
Daytona Beach News-Journal
School Board says No Child Left Behind's provisions should be changed

Education Writer

Last update: 11 August 2004

DELAND -- A wide-ranging federal law designed to reform education is in fact setting public schools up for failure, Volusia County School Board members charged Tuesday as they discussed plans to lobby Congress for changes.

The target of their complaints was the No Child Left Behind Act, signed i...
Some good, some bad in test results
Aberdeen News
August 11, 2004

Recent test results were a case of good news-bad news for the Aberdeen School District and for schools statewide.

In a nutshell, here's the news: there was significant improvement locally and throughout South Dakota, but a lot remains to be done.

The testing, part of the controversial No Child Left Behind project, measures students' proficiency in math and reading and divides the results into the following classifications: below basic,...
State releases list of schools that failed standards
The Morning Sun
August 11, 2004

TOPEKA (AP) - Six school districts and 15 schools in Kansas failed to meet state goals for academic progress in the past school year, meaning officials must give parents the option of transferring their children to another school before classes start later this month.

The list of schools, presented Tuesday to the State Board of Education, is smaller than in the previous year, when seven districts and 30 schools missed the mark. Six of those seven dis...
Federal Law Spurs ‘Basic Schools’
Education Week
By Alan Richard
August 11, 2004

In an effort to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act, a Florida district is opening three schools this week that get back to basics.

The 70,000-student Lee County school district, based in Fort Myers, was scheduled to open what it’s calling "basic schools" on Aug. 9. Housed in portable classrooms on existing campuses, the schools are designed to give students enrolled in schools that miss their targets on state test scores...
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