Category Archives: No Child Left Behind

Report: Senate votes on rewrite of No Child Left Behind

From the Associated Press: “The Senate has voted to roll back significant parts of the much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law. The overhaul was approved by a 81-17 vote Thursday and now sets the stage for what could be … Continue reading

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PSSA test windows extended because of the weather

The testing period for the PSSA math, reading and writing assessments has been extended to accommodate for instructional time lost because of the weather, according to the Pennslvania Department of Education.

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Additional school scores to be released today

The Pennsylvania Department of Education plans to update its School Performance Profile website today with the scores that were held back a few months ago while corrections were made to data.

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New performance scores coming for Pennsylvania schools

Pennsylvania is slated to release the new School Performance Profiles tomorrow.

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Charter school news: PA changes way AYP is measured for charters, legislature doesn’t act on reform legislation

The state has changed the way AYP is measured for charter schools.

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It’s almost time for 2012 PSSA scores

Some districts might begin sharing preliminary PSSA information, but official results aren’t expected until the end of summer.

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Should Pennsylvania apply for a waiver from No Child Left Behind?

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced that eight more states were being granted waivers from some requirements of No Child Left Behind, which requires that 100 percent of students must be achieving proficiency in reading and math by … Continue reading

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Report: Pennsylvania seeks No Child Left Behind flexibility

Somehow I missed this last week, but The Patriot-News reported that state education Secretary Ron Tomalis has been talking to the federal education secretary about flexibility from No Child Left Behind. You might remember that the U.S. education department offered … Continue reading

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A look back at education in 2011

It’s Dec. 29, and schools around the county are still closed for the holiday. So it’s the perfect time to think about what the big education news makers were in 2011 and what’s coming for 2012. Here are my initial … Continue reading

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Report: Nearly half of nation’s schools didn’t make AYP

A report came out this week showing that nearly half of schools in the nation did not make “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) on reading and math tests in 2011 as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Read … Continue reading

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