Florida's eased NCLB requirements may hurt minorities

07/22/2005 | Washington Times, The

Thanks to a U.S. Education Department decision last May, Florida this year can use lowered targets in calculating its adequate yearly progress for student proficiency in math and reading. Although the Department says the state received no special treatment in winning approval for the eased standards, a former Department official said the decision "squandered" an opportunity to hold schools accountable for the achievement of minority students.

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