first_imgThe Vermont Department of Education released 2009 school accountability determinations as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) today. The department determines whether schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Those that do not meet AYP enter School Improvement.Results show:One school exited School Improvement.Seventy-seven schools, or 25 percent, are now in School Improvement.Thirty-one of those schools are now in Corrective Action.Eighty-eight schools, or 29 percent, did not make AYP this year.Twelve of those schools did not make AYP for the first time. “Schools are targeting instruction to ensure all students make adequate yearly progress,” said Commissioner Armando Vilaseca. “Challenges still remain, especially for students in poverty and English language learners. The department will continue to provide outreach to identified schools to ensure the needs of all our children are addressed.”A school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) by meeting targets set by the state as required by NCLBA. These targets increase every three years with the goal of 100 percent proficiency by 2014. A school that does not make AYP for two consecutive years enters School Improvement, which requires schools to take specific actions designed to improve student achievement in the area(s) designated as not making AYP. A school that does not make AYP for four consecutive years enters Corrective Action, and the commissioner recommends to the State Board of Education actions specific to that school. If an identified school makes AYP two years in a row, it exits School Improvement.A school must make adequate yearly progress for all students, as well as for students in several sub-groups. AYP determinations are made for sub-groups of students by race, socio-economic status, English language learners and students with disabilities. Schools must have at least 40 students in a given sub-group in order for a decision to be made for that group.“Over 200 schools met all requirements of the state’s accountability system for 2009,” said Director of Standards and Assessment Gail Taylor. “Of the 36 schools on the school improvement list, Colchester Middle School exited school improvement, and Burke School met all of the requirements this year. If it meets all the requirements next year, it too will exit school improvement.”More than one-third of the remaining schools in School Improvement increased either the number of content areas or the number of student groups for which they met the accountability requirement. Of the 42 schools entering school improvement this year, 11 (more than one-fourth) made similar progress since last year. AYP determinations are based on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) assessments and the Vermont Alternate Assessments given to Vermont public school students in grades three through eight and 11. The NECAP was given to students in grades three through eight and grade 11 in October 2008. This is the fourth year these exams have been given in the elementary and middle grades, and the second time they were given to students in grade 11.More information on school and district performance can be found on the department’s Web site at http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/pgm_accountability.html#AYP(link is external).View the entire press release packet here: http://education.vermont.gov/new/pdfdoc/dept/press_releases/educ_ayp_pac…(link is external).###last_img read more

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter BLOG: It’s Time for Leadership, Not Games December 17, 2015center_img The Blog Governor Wolf has always said he would be a different kind of governor and that’s what he’s done. He’s worked with Republicans and Democrats to create a framework budget with bipartisan support. He has worked with Democrats and Republicans in order to secure an unprecedented increase for major basic education programs and historic bipartisan reforms to the liquor and pensions systems.Twice since November, Governor Wolf has come to a bipartisan agreement with House and Senate leaders on a budget that makes historic investments in education and is balanced and paid for with revenue that begins to address our chronic deficit.The Senate has passed nearly every piece of the budget, and we have continued good faith negotiations on all outstanding issues.Governor Wolf has repeatedly called upon the legislature to come together to pass a budget. It’s time to finish the job that leaders in both chambers and both caucuses agreed to over a month ago.With this budget we can rebuild Pennsylvania’s middle class, prepare our children for the jobs of the 21st century, and get Pennsylvania back on track. Maintaining the status quo that has plagued Harrisburg for so long is not an option.It is far past time to end this impasse. Now we need the House Republican leadership to stand by the deal they made over a month ago. Let’s get it done.Governor Wolf also made the following statement:We can move Pennsylvania forward, but we need the legislature to end this impasse and finalize this historic compromise. By: Mark Nicastre, Communications Directorlast_img read more

first_imgRushville, In. — A report from the Rushville Republican says mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found there. Health departments from Rush County and the State of Indiana confirmed that several specimens have tested positive.State officials now say West Nile has been identified in 43 of 92 counties in Indiana. No human cases of the sickness have been reported in Rush County.State officials offer the following advice:When possible, avoid places and times when mosquitoes bite.Use an insect repellant containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide).Wear shoes, socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods of time, or from dusk to dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Clothing should be light colored and made of tightly woven materials to keep mosquitoes away from the skin.Make sure all windows and doors have screens, and that all screens are in good repair.Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure.Mosquitoes breed in standing water. Even a small bucket that has stagnant water in it for seven days can become home to up to 1,000 mosquitoes.For more prevention information please click here.last_img read more

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, May 15, 2014•12:29 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic familly dispute of known subject(s) in the 1300 block N. Day, Wellington.•1:01 a.m. Officers investigated a disorderly conduct and probation violation by a known suspect(s) in the 800 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•On May 14, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. Officers took a report of dogs at large  by a known owner in the 600 block N. Sykes Road, Wellington.•On May 14, 2014 at 11:40 a.m. Christi L. Gregory, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for charge of two dogs at large.•8:10 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 600 block of E. 16th.last_img

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Anthony Joshua Share on: WhatsApp “For all the underdogs out there who are told they’re not good enough, I’m proof that with one or two cheeseburgers and hard work and dedication you can go far.”But Joshua insisted he too had known hard times.“I got banned from the area I was growing up in because I was getting into too much trouble,” he said.“The state of my hands — this isn’t from boxing, this is from street-fighting. I’ve changed my whole lifestyle around.“All this spirit this boy’s got, I’m going to strip him of his soul. I’m going to be a surgeon because I’m going to give him a makeover.”Last week Brooklyn native Miller, a former kickboxer, was adamant he would stop Joshua in seven rounds, a claim he repeated on Monday.“I don’t need to think, I’ll just get it done. You’ve got to go balls to balls. If I ever doubted myself I would not have made it this far,” he said.“The game plan’s to stop him in seven rounds. You know how I feel about AJ, and my back-story and where I come from and where we’re going.”After abandoning plans to fight again at Wembley on April 13, Joshua is now trying to break in on the US market where Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion and Fury have held sway since their controversial draw in Los Angeles in December.The 29-year-old Joshua last fought in September at Wembley, stopping Russia’s Alexander Povetkin in seven rounds.center_img Twickenham, United Kingdom | AFP | Anthony Joshua has promised Jarrell Miller he will “strip him of his soul” when he defends his world heavyweight titles as he responded to taunts from his US challenger he was a “posh” champion.British boxer Joshua will fight in the United States for the first time when he defends his IBF, WBA and WBO crowns at Madison Square Garden in the challenger’s home city of New York on June 1.It will be a clash between two unbeaten boxers, with Joshua boasting a record of 21 knockouts in 22 wins compared to Miller’s mark of 23-0-1, with 20 KOs.The pair had already held a testy press conference in New York last week, with Miller proclaiming Joshua a “fraud” and “a pussy”.Monday’s event was relatively restrained until Miller suggested London’s Joshua had had things “easy”.“I’ve still got 10 years left in the sport,” Joshua said. “I don’t know anything else. I like to knock people out and beat people up.”Former Olympic champion Joshua has largely avoided the kind of ‘trash talk’ common in the promotion of many boxing bouts but he appeared riled Monday, particularly when Miller said Tyson Fury was now the talk of the British heavyweight scene.Miller, making mock snoring noises during Joshua’s opening remarks, said: “The facial can’t fight for him, the fans can’t fight for him, he’s not the popular one, all I here is Tyson Fury now — he (Joshua) is a sucker.”But Joshua said: “I’m going to strip him of his soul in that ring. I’m going to reconstruct his face and his body on June 1.”‘Cheeseburgers and hard work’Miller, alongside Joshua on a stage at a hotel near London’s Heathrow Airport, said: “I’ve been hearing AJ’s too posh, his nose is up here sometimes.last_img read more

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