"In God we trust; all others bring data." That quote from a trade magazine for school business officials aptly sums up the No Child Left Behind Act's primary impact on public schools: Information is king.

So why do so many school web sites make is so difficult to find disaggregated student achievement data, student demographics, teacher qualifications, and other data required by NCLB?

And, while burying NCLB reports in ill-constructed Portable Document Format (PDF) files several layers down in your site might meet the letter of the law, it certainly

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