The state school board is still trying to figure out exactly how to implement a new federal education law, but local schools are already trying to ensure that "No Child is Left Behind."
Parents of students at Dishman-McGinnis and L.C. Curry Elementary Schools will be receiving a copy of this letter in the mail in the next day or two. It says they can move their child if they want.
It's part of President Bush's new "No Child Left Behind" program which holds schools accountable for "adequate yearly progress."
The law allows students to transfer from schools with low "CATS" test scores to schools with higher scores. These parents will have a choice to send their children to either Potter Gray, McNeill, T.C. Cherry, or Parker Bennett.
The principal at Dishman assures parents his school is working hard to implement several changes that will address each child's need.
Part of those changes include free tutoring, bi-lingual teachers, the addition of writing and literacy coaches, and more focused after school programs.
To learn more, you can attend a meeting Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Dishman McGinnis, or Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at L.C. Curry.
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