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Texas school districts seek to overturn annual NCLB ratings

Nov 8, 2012 by

This was probably inevitable: A coalition of nearly 90 Texas school districts is asking state education officials to set aside all of the Adequate Yearly Progress ratings that they have been given under the No Child Left Behind law since the program started a decade ago.

According to the Star Telegram, the Austin-based Texas Association of Community Schools organized the case that was just filed against the Texas Education Agency with the State Office of Administrative Hearings. It argues that the federal government doesn’t have the authority to mandate an accountability system for public schools and the education agency shouldn’t have implemented the federally mandated Adequate Yearly Progress school rating system.

A news release quoted by the newspaper from the Community Schools group says:

via Texas school districts seek to overturn annual NCLB ratings.

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