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One more reason 'Left Behind' fails
Daily Southtown
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

"No Child Left Behind" is a fine campaign slogan, but the federal law bearing that name continues to be more talk than substance.

We heard more of the talk last week from the man who is responsible for implementing the law, Eugene Hickok, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Hickok was visiting Northwestern University for a conference last week. He told Daily Southtown staff writer Linda Lutto...
Critics Float
Education Week
By Lynn Olson
August 11, 2004

Critics of the No Child Left Behind Act have begun to circulate proposals for fixing what they view as major flaws in its accountability provisions.

Although the law is not slated for reauthorization until 2007, they are hoping for amendments as early as next year, in part to address the large number of schools and districts that may not meet its performance targets.

Many of the proposed changes ...
About 1,100 students request transfer
News 14 Charlotte
8/4/2004 5:13 PM
By: News 14 Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg school leaders say more than 1,100 students have requested transfers because their school failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress two years in a row.

About 8,000 students from 16 schools were offered the opportunity to transfer, thanks to the No Child Left Behind Act. The federal legislation gives students the option to transfer if their school does not meet its state’s standards ...
2 kinds of school ratings out today
The Charlotte Observer
N.C. report covers ABC and federal No Child Left Behind

Staff Writer
Aug. 5, 2004

Break out the antacids and prepare to digest another round of N.C. public school ratings.

The state's report on its ABC and federal No Child Left Behind ratings -- both based on state tests -- is being released today. Rest assured it will be complicated and contradictory.

But it will include valuable information for those willi...
Left behind
Wilmington Morning Star
EDITOR: I hope the public is aware that in an effort to leave no child behind, the Bush administration seems willing to leave many children behind.

I read the articles in the Star-News concerning the "failure" of several of our local schools. In some instances the school passed the tests in all but one area. It is outrageous for a school to be labeled a failure if it falls short in one area.

... Can the general public not see that this standard created by this adm...
Overcrowding hinders Barrow schools’ ability to offer transf...
Gwinnet Daily Post
By Jaime Sarrio
[email protected]

WINDER — Barrow County Schools will not be able to offer transfers as required by the federal No Child Left Behind law because its middle schools are overcrowded.

Two years of poor test scores landed Apalachee High School and Russell Middle School on the state’s “needs improvement” list. Schools on the list must offer transfers to another school.

Apalachee High students will have the choice to...
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