Two NCLB rules are working at cross purposes to prevent some struggling schools from receiving needed special funding, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. NCLB calls for 4% of federal funds allocated to states to be channeled into failing low-income schools, but that's not happening in some cases. The reason is because a second federal rule prevents states from using the entire amount for the neediest systems if it means curtailing funding at other schools.

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