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June 12, 2013
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Good schools require good data

The majority of Douglas County’s schools rated four or five stars under an initial application of the rating system that is replacing the measurement under No Child Left Behind. We feel the lofty goal of having every student, no matter what their ability, demonstrate proficiency in a variety of areas was at best a utopian dream. The new system allows students to achieve at a more realistic pace. As long as they are showing improvement, that reflects well on the school and its staff. More importantly, it’s a system developed in Nevada for Nevada schools. Instead of blaming the federal …

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