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378 N.D. schools not meeting federal progress requirements

BISMARCK -- Hundreds of schools in North Dakota are not meeting requirements set by federal law, according to the state Department of Public Instruction.

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Of the 455 public schools in the state, only 77 met Adequate Yearly Progress requirements, according to a report released by the department. That’s down by more than 100 schools from last year, when 189 schools met AYP goals.

The No Child Left Behind Act requires all states to have one accountability system for public schools and districts. This year schools are supposed to be 100 percent proficient, a goal state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler calls lofty.

“The reauthorization of NCLB is overdue and should have been revised in 2008, but has been stalled in Congress,” Baesler said in the release.

April Baumgarten
April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, as the news editor. She works with a team of talented journalists and editors, who strive to give the Grand Forks area the quality news readers deserve to know. Baumgarten grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college,  she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.