Education

12:55pm

Tue October 11, 2011
Education

No Child Left Behind Waivers Worry Some Advocates

Originally published on Tue October 11, 2011 5:02 pm

Mill Creek Middle School Principal Rebecca Bowen says her school is "by no way, shape or form a failing school." But it is according to federal and state standards because its low-income, special education students were about 10 points behind the goals set on standardized tests.

Larry Abramson NPR

The Obama administration wants states to focus more of their attention on the lowest-performing schools, where large numbers of students are failing state tests year after year.

So the Department of Education is inviting all states to apply for waivers from the No Child Left Behind law.

The waivers could win relief for schools where a small number of students are falling short of federal requirements.

But advocates for minority and special education students worry their students will be ignored.

The 'Failing School' Stigma

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8:05am

Thu October 6, 2011
Education

Video: Investigating K-12 Online Education

Both KUNC and I-News, who investigated in collaboration with Education News Colorado, have been reporting on K-12 Online Education in Colorado. The results have been discovery of low graduation rates, lax oversight and a widening achievement gap for those that attend online only schools - and calls for a state audit.

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5:54am

Tue October 4, 2011
Education

Online Education: A Pattern of Lax Oversight

Joe Mahoney I-News Network

The I-News Network, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, and one of its partners, the nonprofit Education News Colorado, investigated what’s really happening with thousands of Colorado K-12 students who try an online school each year. This is the final report in a 3 part series. Click for part 1 & part 2.

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6:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
Education

Why are Colorado’s Online K-12 Students Failing? A Conversation with I-News Reporters

An investigative report by I-News, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, shows that taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on virtual schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students.

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5:45am

Mon October 3, 2011
Education

Online Education: The Expanding Achievement Gap

Joe Mahoney iNews

The I-News Network, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, and one of its partners, the nonprofit Education News Colorado, investigated what’s really happening with thousands of Colorado K-12 students who try an online school each year. This is part 2, part 1 can be found here.

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