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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...
State taking steps for NCLB waiver

...commissioner said Monday that the state plans to take the steps needed to seek a waiver from provisions of the federal education law No Child Left Behind.Michael Hanley told The Associated Press the decision boiled down to either seeking a waiver...

...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...
School Board race draws 12 candidates

...saw some of the district's problems when she substitute-taught briefly. Schools are required to implement federal education laws, such as the No Child Left Behind Act or the special-education law, without the funds or tools to do so completely...
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...
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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...taking center stage in the presidential campaign, is more partisan that it's ever been  since the first major federal education laws were enacted in 1965. The current renewal of that law remains bogged down in both the House and Senate; Clinton...


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