Feds reject student assessment program


The JournalStar.com reports that the federal government refused to approve Nebraska’s system for gauging student achievement. This decision has angered Nebraska Education Commissioner Doug Christensen. Christensen says: “We feel blindsided by the decision of the U.S. Department Education.” While the decision is not final, it means that the state stands to lose 25 percent of its Title 1 funds for administering the No Child Left Behind Act…

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