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Number of Schools Labeled "Failing" By No Child Left Behind: ZERO
Not a single school in the country will be labeled "failing" by the No Child Left Behind law. Repeat: Not a single school in the country will be labeled "failing" by the No Child Left Behind law.
States set their own standards and measures of progress. Through assessments, areas in which schools need to improve are identified (i.e., if reading scores do not reach the state's standard, the school knows it needs to improve its reading program).
Most important of all, when a school identifies an area it needs to improve, the law provides extra resources to schools and new options for parents to help get the job done.
About Extra Credit
NCLB Extra Credit is a regular look at the No Child Left Behind Act, President Bush's landmark education reform initiative passed with bipartisan support in Congress.
If you would like the NCLB Extra Credit emailed to you, please send a request to Geoff Goodman at NoChildLeftBehindUpdate@ed.gov or call (202) 205-9191.
Last Modified: 08/23/2003