The Associated Press reports that under pressure from lawmakers, the Bush administration outlined plans to examine why some states are excluding large numbers of students when reporting scores under the No Child Left Behind Act. These plans were announced following an Associated Press report that some 2 million students were omitted when schools reported progress by racial groups. Ray Simon, Deputy Education Secretary, said that state officials will be summoned to a conference in the fall to explain how and why they are excluding students. This conference aims to ensure that only those racial groups whose...

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