The Washington Post reports that Fairfax County, Virginia, school officials have backed down from a vow to defy federal testing rules for students with limited English, saying that they would administer reading tests to those students–even if they stumble with items dealing with metaphors and other difficult material. This decision is a sharp turn for educators in Virginia’s largest school system, who had led others in opposition to the federal law…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/18/AR2007041802375.html

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