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By almost any measure, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary School is a top performing school in Miami: It has consistently been rated an “A” by the state, and students have achieved high scores on Florida's standardized math and reading exams.

Yet when it comes to the federal No Child Left Behind law, the school hasn't lived up to expectations. Last year, 79 percent of students had to be at grade level in...

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