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What do No Child Left Behind and Annual Yearly Progress Really Mean for our Schools?

is quite a familiar educational topic these days.  As stated by  Public Law 107 – 110 it is

“an act to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice so that no child is left behind.”

It was established in 2001 so we have now had some time to gather data and see if we are indeed leaving no child behind.    According to the Center on Education Policy about one third of public schools did not meet Annual Yearly Progress () in 2008 – 2009 (the most recent year for which data is available).