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State board adopts school performance regulation

...adopted the Alaska School Performance Index, which rates public schools by stars, as part of its waiver from the federal education law No Child Left Behind. Five stars is the highest rating, one star the worst.But the department found small schools...
No strange bedfellow left behind

...absolutely adore the debate over renewing the No Child Left Behind Act when it kicks into gear next month. The landmark federal education law is supported and opposed by so many unexpected fellow travelers that you might think Washington has fallen off...
State to retool school exams

...Officials with the state Department of Education say the change is one way to bring the state into compliance with federal education law. The change also is needed because the current system tests students too early in the year and results come back...
Mecum named interim principal at Dzantik'i Heeni

...the accountability that goes with it. Besides the state standards, schools will be required to follow the new federal education law, the No Child Left Behind Act, which mandates standardized testing and the use of highly qualified staff. Juneau...

...also contributed to why nearly 58 percent of Alaska schools failed to show "adequate yearly progress" under new federal education law. The No Child Left Behind Act, signed in January 2002 by President George Bush, requires states to test students...
After a dismal assessment, Lower Yukon school district makes changes

...but the system kept you from doing it." Adequate yearly progress is the measure of a school under the landmark federal education law that passed last year. For the Lower Yukon School District, it means too few of its 2,100 students read, write...
My Turn: Proposition C is the right thing to do

...into law the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This federal education law will challenge Alaska's K-12 education system. There will be increased pressure to perform. As a state we...
Empire editorial: Vote yes for Proposition C

...the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Since Alaska already gets failing marks for its rural schools, this federal education law will bring to bear exceptional pressure to raise the bar subject to a hard timeline. Another advantage to be gained...
Citizens offer mix of ideas at new governor's town meetings

...anticipated that school districts and the state would face more expenses in meeting the requirements of the new federal education law, commonly called the No Child Left Behind Act. Among other provisions, the law mandates more student testing...
Begich hails breakthrough on payroll tax impasse

...revenues and continued investments in infrastructure, education and energy.Begich said he hates the current federal education law, No Child Left Behind, which he and others have criticized as a one-size-fits-all approach to education...


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