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378 ND public schools not meeting No Child Left Behind requirements: Baesler says AYP goals lofty, unrealistic

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Hundreds of public schools in North Dakota are not meeting requirements set by federal law, but the goal set is unrealistic, the state’s top education administrator said.

Of the 455 public schools in the state, only 77 met Adequate Y…continue reading on

ND educators favor applying for No Child waiver

August 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A committee of North Dakota education officials has voted in favor of applying for a waiver from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. Continue Reading

State adopts new system to replace US education law

August 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE In a split vote Thursday, the state Board of Education decided South Dakota’s public schools should operate under a new accountability system that replaces No Child Left Behind.
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After NCLB, how many are too many to still be behind?

August 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Is 77 percent good enough? That’s the question we face this summer regarding our school children throughout South Dakota. Continue Reading

SD gets NCLB waiver

June 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SD official hails ‘new era’ in school accountability.

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SD schools expecting NCLB waiver soon

June 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Obama administration is allowing states to seek exemptions from the 2002 law’s requirements if they develop alternative standards for schools. Continue Reading

NCLB: Many southwest North Dakota schools fail to meet progress goals

June 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

More than half of the schools in southwest North Dakota failed to meet the goals of the Adequate Yearly Progress test instituted by No Child Left Behind. Education officials said Friday the results come as no surprise. Continue Reading

More schools fail to hit No Child Left Behind goals

May 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK More North Dakota schools than ever before failed to meet federal No Child Left Behind standards during the 2011-12 school year, a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Public Instruction shows. Continue Reading

MINNESOTA SCHOOLS: New lesson in accountability

May 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Department of Education released new ratings today to gauge student achievement in an attempt to accurately portray school performance something the No Child Left Behind law failed to do, officials said. Continue Reading

Kris Wallman, Fargo, letter: Berg should join senators in support of NCLB reform

April 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

I recently asked North Dakota’s U.S. senators if they were on board with an improved version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Both said they would support re-authorization in a timely way.
I asked Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., if he would sign on, and his reply was, “We need to rein-in our out-of-control deficit.” Continue Reading

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