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Officials tweak school's military recruitment policy
The Boston Globe
August 3, 2004

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. --The high school board has changed slightly the school's policy on giving military recruiters access to information about students.

The board voted 8-1 Monday to send a reminder to students that they can opt out of a federal program that gives the military access to names, phone numbers and addresses for recruitment. The reminder will be sent to students and parents and published twice a year in the school's parent newsletter.
75 percent of Kentucky schools meet No Child Left Behind Law...
The Courier-Journal
By Nancy C. Rodriguez
[email protected]
The Courier-Journal

More than three quarters of Kentucky's public schools met reading and math goals required under the federal No Child Left Behind Law, based on preliminary results released today by the state Department of Education.

That's an improvement over last year, when just slightly more than 60 percent of schools met their goals.

Not all schools, however, maintained or impr...
State: Quarter of schools might not show 'adequate progress'
Maysville Ledger-Independent
Submitted: 8/4/2004

FRANKFORT -- About a quarter of Kentucky public schools may fail to fulfill the federal government's demand for 'adequate yearly progress,' the state Department of Education reported Tuesday.

For schools that get federal funding, failure for two years in a row means consequences -- at a minimum, allowing students to transfer to other schools at the district's expense and drawing up an improvement plan.
No time for creativity
Daily Southtown
Bass educators say focus on standardized tests make 'real learning' a rarity

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

By Linda Lutton
Staff writer

March 29, 11:15 a.m., Room 307
Debra Valenti's fifth-graders are sitting in small groups, writing persuasive letters to 17th Ward Ald. Latasha Thomas about the condition of their Englewood neighborhood.

Writing a persuasive essay is one of hundreds of "assessment objectives" for fifth grade. Ac...
State fixes schools’ test error
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Third-grade students' scores are adjusted in the standardized test

By Nelson Daranciang
[email protected]
August 3, 2004

The state Department of Education adjusted the scores of third-grade students who took statewide achievement tests earlier this year because of errors in two questions.

The questions were from different sections and were each worth up to three points out of 70, said Selvin Chin-Chance, head of the department...
Bleckley, Wilkinson lead midstate in 'adequate yearly progre...
Macon Telegraph
Posted on Wed, Aug. 04, 2004
By Wayne Crenshaw
Telegraph Staff Writer

COCHRAN - When some people think of the second grade, they may remember finger painting and play time. But in the era of No Child Left Behind and its emphasis on test scores, that's not the case in Wendy Meadows' class.

"We don't have time to finger paint," the Bleckley County teacher said. "I wish we could finger paint."

The "all work and no play" approach is apparen...
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