More than two and a half years since President Bush signed the landmark No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), only a handful of states--Connecticut, Kentucky, New York, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania--are on track to fully implementing the law, according to a report from the Education Commission of the States (ECS).

Though most states have raised the bar in terms of student achievement, the Denver-based nonprofit says few are keeping pace in terms of improving teacher quality, among other demands.

Billed as the most comprehensive measure of where states stand in meeting the requirements of NCLB,...

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