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Adequate Yearly Progress

New Standardized Tests Coming Next Week

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Pennsylvania school districts are set to administer the first wave of new statewide standardized tests, which students must pass in order to graduate ...

Students Told They Can't Transfer Out Of Failing School Because They Are White

Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

Rayville Elementary School in Louisiana received a failing grade this year, based on the state's School Performance Scores. Under the state's Public S...

Top Schools Deemed 'In Need Of Improvement' Under Federal Law

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Griffin Memorial School in Litchfield, N.H. had 91 percent of its elementary students score proficient or better on the state's reading exam last fall...

Number Of Schools Cited As Needing Improvement Skyrockets

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

An unprecedented 1,325 schools across 123 New York districts have been identified for improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Of t...

Scores Plummet As More High School Juniors Required To Take State Tests

Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

After the most recent return of 11th grade Prairie State Achievement Exam scores found nearly half of Illinois public school students failing to meet ...

Joy Resmovits

States Seek Waivers In Light Of More Schools Deemed 'Failing' Under NCLB

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

Despite a rise in test scores, 84 percent of Missouri's schools failed to make "adequate yearly progress," according to a report released by the state...

Joy Resmovits

In New Mexico, Almost Every School 'Left Behind'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- By the standards of the decade-old No Child Left Behind law, almost 87 percent of New Mexico's schools aren't making "adequate yearly pr...

Why I'm Marching to Save our Schools

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.23.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

We need to let the public know that there is only one side of the story playing out in mainstream publications. For a time, truly progressive education reform options have been imprisoned in academic journals.

Joy Resmovits

In Montana, Federal Education Funding Lies In Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

When it comes to education, Montana is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Faced with potentially losing federal funding after publicly challeng...

The Night the Lights Went Out on Friday

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

In two years or less my school district will not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and this in turn will begin the process that honest school reformers want -- the closing of my community's public-school system.

Why Politicians Need to Spend More Time in Classrooms

Gregory Michie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gregory Michie

"You can see a lot in three minutes," an assistant principal once told me. Maybe. But you can miss a lot, too.

The Ruinous Culture We've Created in Elementary Schools

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

With high-stakes standardized testing, this is the educational culture we've created. Seeing schools in test-mode is an observation in a disheartening obsession with quantitative values.