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More Kansas Schools Hitting NCLB Marks

KSCB News - August 10, 2011 8:06 am

Slightly more Kansas schools are meeting the performance targets
of the federal No Child Left Behind education law even as those
standards get progressively tougher.
The Kansas State Department of Education released the latest
report Tuesday showing how schools are faring as they seek to have
100 percent of students do well on state tests by 2014.
The state says 84 percent of its 1,367 public schools met the
standards in the 2010-11 school year, compared to 81 percent in the
previous year.
When schools fall short, those that receive federal Title I
funding for serving children from economically disadvantaged
families are required to take corrective steps.
The number of Kansas schools facing sanctions was up nine in the
latest year, to 46, and the number of districts facing sanctions
jumped by 10 to 34.


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