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Oceanway Middle School Near Capacity
First Coast News
By Roger Weeder

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Oceanway Middle School was expected to be popular but opening the new facility with 1,300 students was not expected. The school is attracting a high number of students transferring from failing schools and the State's "No Child Left Behind" program.

More than 300 students who normally would not attend Oceanway requested transfers to the school. That has Oceanway looking for seven more teachers. On the first day of classes on Monda...
Only a handful pick basic schools
The News-Press
Biggest of 3 new schools to open with only 20 enrolled

By JENNIFER BOOTH REED, [email protected]
Published by on August 4, 2004

Consider them the one-room schoolhouses of 2004.

Lee County’s three new “basic schools” will open next week with a mere handful of students. The biggest, in Lehigh Acres, had 20 enrolled as of Monday afternoon. Basic School South in Bonita Springs had five, and Basic School West in North Fort Myers ...
Tutoring Money May Be Lacking
Washington Post
Thousands of Pupils Qualify for Help

By Sewell Chan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 4, 2004; Page B01

District officials are bracing for a surge in the number of students requesting free tutorial services under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, with low-income children at nearly half of the city's public schools now qualifying for the aid based on the schools' failure to meet test-score benchmarks.

But officials expr...
Jefferson faces transfer worries
The Courier-Journal
30,000 students may be eligible

By Chris Kenning
[email protected]
August 4, 2004

More than 30,000 Jefferson County students would be eligible to transfer to higher-performing schools because their public schools failed to meet federal academic standards, according to preliminary data released yesterday.

But district officials say they have only enough room at schools that met the federal standards to accommodate a fraction o...
More schools appear to meet standards
Lexington Herald-Leader
But later scores could change that

By Linda B. Blackford And Lisa Deffendall
August 4, 2004

Many more of Kentucky's schools appear to meet federal standards under the No Child Left Behind act, but celebrations could be short-lived: State officials say testing changes and incomplete data make the results uncertain.

According to preliminary scores released yesterday, about 75 percent of elementary, middle and hig...
A debate not left behind
Star Tribune
Rob Hotakainen
Star Tribune Washington Bureau Correspondent
Published August 3, 2004

SARASOTA, FLA. -- Five years after getting a D on Florida's school report card, Alta Vista Elementary School recorded an A this year, and Principal Constance White-Davis is ready to celebrate. She's throwing a lobster party on Friday.

"We finally got there," White-Davis said. "When I look at the test data, I feel good."

But there's a downside, too...
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