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Big Stories Of The Day (Thursday, May 31)

Besides the spelling bee, that is...

A struggling school finds reason for hope CSM
By forming community partnerships, Hope High School in Rhode Island and other struggling public schools are showing signs of improvement.

Narrowing The Grade-School Standards Gap CBS Evening News
After five years of No Child Left Behind, it's time for a report card. What's evident is that schools are focusing on testing, but it isn't an even playing field, becuase each state defines "proficiency" differently

Most Americans want 'No Child' law left behind Scripps News
A survey of 1,010 American adults reveals that nearly two-thirds of them want Congress to rewrite or outright abolish the landmark No Child Left Behind Act that mandates nationwide testing of elementary students to determine whether public schools are performing adequately.

How Nebraska Leaves No Child Behind Time
Eschewing the Washington-created remedy, they have developed a homemade model called the School-based Teacher-led Assessment Reporting System (STARS) that has yielded impressive results, been praised by education scholars and attracted interest from Edward Kennedy, NCLB's Senate custodian.


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