Can a school be 'outstanding' and 'in need of improvement' at the same time? Apparently so.
There are more than 7 million students with special needs. And all special education programs have to adhere to the strict standards set forth by NCLB.
Not all schools believe they fall under the jurisdiction of No Child Left Behind. Rural states are among those who feel the law doesn't pertain to them.
The "Reading First" program provides nearly one billion dollars to improve reading in schools with large numbers of poor children.