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may199
may199 asks:
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How does no kid left behind work? my home school is rated at around 557. i would like my kids to attend a school that scores 898. How do i do this?

In Topics: Choosing a school, National education standards and No Child Left Behind, State education standards
> 60 days ago

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Houli
Feb 8, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

No Child Left Behind is the federal legislation that requires improved performance by students in each school and real consequences if improvement does not occur.   Some schools will always score higher than others, and that does not mean it is a better school.  Some schools have a student population that scores higher for a variety of reasons.

Instead, I encourage you to think about this- the real key to your child's success in school is related to his/her teacher.  The person who teaches your child every day is the key to education, and if your child has a really good teacher, you should be very, very pleased.

Bottom line- school level performance is important, but the quality of your child's teacher is far more important to success.

Good luck!

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi, Adding to the Expert insights you've received...

Here is some more information on Education.com about No Child Left Behind: http://www.education.com/topic/no-child-left-behind-nclb/

And here is some information about building positive relationships with educators:  http://www.education.com/topic/parent-teacher-relationship/

I hope these resources are helpful to you.
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Laker
Laker writes:
You don't say what State you are in. You don't know if you have public school choice unless you contact your school administration. BTW, check those scores locally to see if they have gone up since the last time they were posted her.
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