States struggle to abide by No Child Left Behind

Oct. 16, 2007
As penalties become more severe, states are finding it harder to satisfy the law's demands

The No Child Left Behind Act is in its fifth year — the one in which its more severe penalties are supposed to come into wide play — and many states are overwhelmed by growing numbers of schools that cannot satisfy the law’s escalating demands.
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EARLIER: Almost half the nation’s school districts have significantly decreased the daily class time spent on subjects such as science, art and history as a result of the federal No Child Left Behind law’s focus on annual tests in reading and math, according to a new report by the Center on Education Policy. The study say about 44 percent of districts have cut time from one or more subjects or activities in elementary schools to extend time for longer daily math and reading lessons.
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