Telling your school's story has never been easy. How do you capture the delight of a first grader who has just learned to read, or the passion of a teacher who inspires a love of calculus among math-phobic teenagers?

Now, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has brought a new checklist of reporting requirements and jargon, from "adequate yearly progress" (AYP) to disaggregated data and student subgroups. As Ricky Ricardo would say, "You've got a lot of splainin' to do."

While the philosophy behind NCLB is easy to embrace--who doesn't

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