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Adequate Yearly Progress letters

We have received copies of the letters the elementary school principals sent home regarding the adequate yearly progress. There is definitely a formula the principals…

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School District Releases Statement On Amendment 8

Press Release: At the September 21, 2010, regular meeting of the School Board of Escambia County, Florida, a position statement on proposed Amendment 8 was…

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Escambia School District seeks out-of-town attorneys

It has long been the position of the IN that our local governments should hire local professionals and consultants first – engineers, architects, attorneys, etc….

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“You, me, be drug free!”

It may be grammatically incorrect, but the Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ administration has the slogan for its new drug awareness campaign: “You, me, be drug free!”…

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Leonard Skinner dies

The namesake of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leonard Skinner, died Monday in his sleep at the St. Catherine Laboure Manor in Jacksonville. The basketball…

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Miss. letter doesn’t single out race, poor or disabled

Here is the letter used in 2009 by Woolfolk Middle School in Yazoo City, Miss. It appears Superintendent Thomas might have misinterpreted the federal law…

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N.B. Cook has problem with black and disabled students

The sentence from Principal Patti Thomas: “At our school two subgroups, Black students and students with Disabilities did not make the AYP target.” Read N.B.Cook…

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No Child Left Behind letters in Missouri don’t mention racial groups

The Missouri Department of Education has sample letters for No Child Left Behind and notifying parents about Adequate Yearly Progress. Districts are clearly instructed that:…

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Thomas Says Letters Part Of Law

Escambia School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas tells the IN the A.K. Suter Elementary and Cordova Park Elementary parent letters that pinpointed inadequate test scoring for African…

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