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Supplemental Education Services In Arkansas, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter May 2006

Supplemental Education Services In Arkansas, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter

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The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 gives eligible students who attend Title I schools not making adequate yearly progress (AYP) for at least three consecutive years the right to receive free supplemental education services, such as after-school tutoring. Under NCLB, states must provide a list of approved supplemental services providers to districts, who then, theoretically, provide the list to parents of eligible students prior to the start of the school year, so that they can choose the best provider for their children (U. S. Department of Education, 2005).


Comprehensive School Reform: A Proven School Improvement Method For Troubled Schools, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter Apr 2006

Comprehensive School Reform: A Proven School Improvement Method For Troubled Schools, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter

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As legislators in Arkansas begin to consider options for spending both Title I and categorical funds and as school leaders in Arkansas look for proven options that will increase student performance, especially for low performing schools that serve low income students, comprehensive school reform (CSR) is one researchsupported option to consider.


Education Week’S Report On Arkansas, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter Jan 2005

Education Week’S Report On Arkansas, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter

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As schools open their doors for the spring 2005 semester, many legislatures around the nation are meeting to discuss accountability standards, equity and adequacy issues, and the link between money and student performance. While the education issues of 2005 are not unique, in that they have been discussed for years, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) deadline for schools to begin performing at higher standards increases the urgency. In addition to the increased standards, state policymakers are facing difficult legal challenges to their school funding systems. In an attempt to gauge the status of the nation and each state, Education ...


Understanding Adequate Yearly Progress, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter Sep 2004

Understanding Adequate Yearly Progress, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter

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