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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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Letter singles out African-American and Poor students

Below is a scan of the letter sent home with students that attend A.K. Suter Elementary. The letter is to explain the school’s FCAT grade….

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Battle over health plan brewing

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was elected due largely to the teachers, who wanted a change from the Jim Paul regime. Thomas kept most of the Jim…

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2nd Annual William H. “Bill” Marshall “Back To School” Parade And Picnic

Press Release: Pensacola will once again recognize William H. “Bill” Marshall for his life-long contribution in the areas of ministry, education, community and civic involvement….

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P.J. O’Rourke, UWF Writer-in-Residence

Press Release: UWF NAMES P.J. O’ROURKE AS THE FIRST WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE; O’ROURKE TO SPEAK AT UWF SEPT. 8 PENSACOLA – The University of West Florida has…

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Montclair Elementary needs turnaround

The school that is having trouble with the FCAT is Montclair Elementary. It has gone from “A” school three years ago to a “F”. It…

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