Complaints Vs. Improvements (NCLB News)

This week's NCLB news comes in two basic categories:

Category I: Complaints and Concerns: Federal No Child Left Behind law poses challenges for Oregon ... (The Register-Guard), Analysts Worry NCLB Won’t Solve Teacher Issues, State school czar says feds unfairly apply standards, Push forward schools, leave behind skeptics (Newsday, NY), NJEA laments 4 more years of No Child Left Behind Act (phillyburbs.com), Schools continue to appeal the ratings that they receive: Numerous schools plan to appeal unsatisfactory No Child Left Behind ratings (Waco Tribune-Herald), Oregon wants flexibility in federal education law (Seattle Post Intelligencer), School Performance (Washington Post).

Category II: Schools Doing Better, For One Reason Or Another: No Child Left Behind Seen as a Step Forward (Los Angeles Times), A Shortening List of Failing Schools (CSM), Iowa City scores well on state tests (Iowa City Press Citizen), Ohio's urban districts show academic gains during past five years (The Plain Dealer), Preliminary Adequate Yearly Progress Results (WTH), Four schools achieve AYP for third year (Walker County Messenger), Balto. Co. schools honored for state test results (Baltimore Sun), and RI schools show marked progress in test scores (Providence Journal). Chelsea schools near Boston also appear to be doing well: Boston University-Chelsea Match Endures. Ohio's State takes advantage of leeway in federal education act (Sioux City Journal), New rule excludes students' test scores from school totals (Lexington Herald-Leader),


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