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Feds list problems with Idaho NCLB waiver

The federal government has given the State Department of Education until early February to address several problems with the state’s No Child Left Behind waiver.

The problems, outlined in a Jan. 6 memo, include:

  • Shortcomings in reporting the number of high school students who take college-level courses and ultimately go to college.
  • A failure to recognize the state’s highest-performing schools — known in the federal government’s parlance as reward schools.
  • A failure to demonstrate that the state’s low-performing priority schools are adopting “turnaround principles” designed to improve academic performance.
  • A generalized approach to improving performance at the state’s 42 low-performing focus schools. The federal government wants to see proof that these schools are “implementing interventions that target the specific school’s need and/or student group performance.” Read more. Kevin Richert, Idaho Ed News

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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