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...some answers herself.Flanagan said she faced pressure to show student improvement under benchmarks set in the No Child Left Behind Act.Flanagan was sentenced to five years of probation, a $6,000 fine and 200 hours of community service.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-20/across-georgia
Education Oversight Committee approves new standards to replace Common Core in South Carolina classrooms

...high school. That's essential for the state to maintain its waiver from the all-or-nothing provisions of No Child Left Behind, which otherwise requires every student to score proficiently on end-of-year tests.According to a review...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-09/education-oversight-commi
Ex-superintendent in Atlanta cheating scandal dies

...found widespread cheating on annual state exams that were used to determine whether schools satisfied the federal No Child Left Behind law. Test results were tied to extra funding.Investigators reported cheating in 44 schools with nearly 180 educators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-02/ex-superintendent-atla
Rants & Raves

...think that both liberals and conservatives can agree that the problem is too many standardized tests. Thank you, No Child Left Behind (a bill that our current House Speaker John Boehner co-sponsored). Stop teaching to the tests, and our kids...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-18/rants-raves
Some Richmond County schools make gains on College and Career Readiness Performance Index, but school system still struggles

...exceptional performance.The system was implemented in 2012, replacing the Adequate Yearly Progress measurement used in No Child Left Behind. The CCRPI formula has been tweaked every year since, incorporating school system feedback to make the assessment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-16/some-richmond-county-scho
Local school districts still weighing flexibility options

First it was the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which required districts to reduce achievement disparities among students and meet yearly benchmarks or risk their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-13/local-school-districts-st
Standardized tests losing impact in Georgia

...scores.But last month U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said states that had waivers under the federal No Child Left Behind act could delay for a year the inclusion of high-stakes test results in teacher evaluations."I believe testing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-09-03/standardized-tests-lose-g
South Carolina education board OKs timeline for new standards

...college and career ready," as required to maintain the state's waiver from the all-or-nothing provisions of No Child Left Behind. Without that waiver, the state would lose control over much of its federal money for high-poverty schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-13/south-carolina-education-boar
Trial of 12 set to begin in Atlanta cheating case

...2011 state investigation found widespread cheating on annual state exams used to determine whether schools met the No Child Left Behind law, with ties to extra funding. Investigators reported cheating in 44 schools with nearly 180 educators involved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-10/trial-12-set-begin-atl
Across Georgia

...extendedATLANTA - The U.S. De partment of Education has granted Georgia an extended exemption from certain parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.In a letter Thursday, federal education officials said Georgia has been given an extension for the 2014-15...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-31/across-georgia