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SCHOOL RESTRUCTURING
(2008-04-23)
(wgvu) - A REPORT RELEASED TODAY SAYS 63 MICHIGAN
SCHOOLS ARE PLANNING OR STARTING A RESTRUCTURING THIS SCHOOL YEAR
UNDER RULES OF THE FEDERAL NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND LAW.
THE CENTER ON EDUCATION POLICY SAYS THAT'S UP FROM 46 SCHOOLS IN
2006-2007 BUT BELOW THE 109 MICHIGAN SCHOOLS IN 2004-2005.
A LARGE NUMBER OF MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOLS FAILED TO MEET STANDARDS
ON THE STATE'S NEW MICHIGAN MERIT EXAM.
THE EXAM IS CONSIDERED TO BE TOUGHER THAN THE STANDARDIZED TEST
IT REPLACED.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND REQUIRES TESTING IN READING AND MATH IN
GRADES THREE THROUGH EIGHT AND ONCE IN HIGH SCHOOL.
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