Fairfax schools back down in NCLB confrontation

04/19/2007 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

School officials in Virginia's Fairfax County said they will ask students with limited English skills to attempt standardized reading tests, backing down on their earlier vow to defy NCLB even if it meant the district would lose some $17 million in federal funding. The confrontation had drawn wide attention after local educators argued the testing requirement is unfair to students starting to learn English.

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