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County taking transfers from needs-improvement schools
Gwinnet Daily Post
y Jaime Sarrio
Staff Writer
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LAWRENCEVILLE — Several Gwinnett County schools this year will accept transfers from schools that need improvement, according to the state.

Federal No Child Left Behind laws require states to identify under-performing schools. After two years of lagging test scores, schools are placed on the state’s needs-improvement list and must offer transfers to another school in the district.
Student transfers offer mixed blessing
St. Petersburg Times
The school choice program allowing parents to move their children from one school to another often stretches a popular target school's capacity.

By BARBARA BEHRENDT, Times Staff Writer
Published July 30, 2004

CRYSTAL RIVER - As summer vacation draws to a close, Rock Crusher Elementary School principal Nancy Simon is preparing to welcome her returning students - and 58 more who are coming from other schools.

With Rock Crusher already at capacity...
No Child Left Behind may soon see changes
The Advocate

Advocate staff writer

A new report paints a grim picture about the ability of Louisiana public schools to meet tougher state and federal education rules.
Left unanswered is this: Will today's standards be in place long enough for the worrisome predictions to ever come true?

The yearlong study was done by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. It provides a detailed look at hurdles public schools face to comply with n...
School systems not making the grade under new ratings
Macon Telegraph
By Karen Shugart
Telegraph Staff Writer

About 67 percent of Georgia school systems - including most in the midstate - did not make adequate yearly progress in 2003-2004, according to state Department of Education data.

Of 15 Middle Georgia systems, only Jones, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties met the state and federal benchmarks required by the federal No Child Left Behind school accountability law. Twelve other systems, including Bibb and Houston counties, did ...
Education law posts no progress
Fort-Wayne Journal Gazette
Reources, not labels, help schools improve

How do your neighborhood schools measure up? For the easy answer, check out the state’s list of schools needing improvement. For the right answer, you’ll have to look more closely.

The Indiana Department of Education announced Wednesday that 1,406 of the state’s 1,828 schools showed “adequate yearly progress” on the standardized achievement test, ISTEP+.

Those 422 schools that didn’t post improvement could ha...
State releases which schools, districts need improvement
Northwest Indiana Times
Times Staff Writer

Fifty-four schools and 12 districts in Lake and Porter counties made the "needs improvement" list, and many now face sanctions.

On Thursday, the state released the 2003 Adequate Yearly Progress standings for Indiana school corporations and schools, required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Only Title I schools and Title I school districts get sanctioned if they do not improve enough year to year.

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