adequate yearly progress

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Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — February 12-13

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An announcement that the state department of education will cooperate with the State Highway Patrol to offer Active Shooter Training to public school employees. According to Diane DeBacker, state education commissioner, … Continue reading

August School Board Reports — Week 1

One local school board met last week. Kansas Olathe School District Highlights: Public budget hearing Considering approval of district budget for 2012-13 school year Preliminary student learning report with information on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and information on the state’s new waiver of requirements … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Hears Update on NCLB Flexibility Waiver

Imagine a student who performs well in class. She makes 100 percent on her first exam. However, a school rule requires her to improve her performance on each test for the rest of the year. If she doesn’t, the school will print “Failing” on her report card. That is the situation some schools find themselves … Continue reading

Lee’s Summit R-7 School Board Has Plans in Place for Students Wanting to Transfer From KCMO School District

Editor’s Note: This afternoon, I received a robo call and e-mail from the superintendent of the North Kansas City School District, where my daughter is a student. The topic was the loss of accreditation in Kansas City, Missouri School District and how it might affect us. I am sure parents and teachers in other districts … Continue reading

Some (But Not All) Graduation Rates Better Than Expected on MO Side of State Line

When the U.S. Department of Education directed public schools to change the method of calculating the number graduates last year, the prediction was that graduation rates would plummet. However, preliminary reports show more than half of districts on the Missouri side of the state line have defied that expectation. “The Department anticipates that the more … Continue reading

AYP Appears to Measure Affluence Not Academics

No Missouri district in the Kansas City metropolitan area made adequate yearly progress (AYP) last year, according to the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act. Last week, Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released preliminary AYP scores for the 2010-2011 school year. Schools may appeal to have data corrected, and the department plans … Continue reading


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