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Getting Extra Help

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Only a small proportion of eligible students received or requested supplemental services under the No Child Left Behind Act in the 2002-03 and 2003-04 school years, according to a sampling of districts.

2002- 03

2003- 04

Eligible Received Eligible Received
Boston 9,500 1,229 (13%) 15,200 4,115 (27%)
Cajon Valley (Calif.) Union Elementary  School District 390 104 (26.6%) 916 293 (31.9%)
Chicago 18,000 849  (4.7%) 133,811 15,007 (11.2%)
Los Angeles 164,000 12,000 (7.3%) 186,000 18,500 (9.9%) *
New York City 243,249 30,359 (12.5%) 212,000 51,143 (24.1%)
Rochester, N.Y. 5,200 450  (8.7%)* 10,500 1,800 (17.1%) *

Note: Some numbers are approximate.
*The numbers of students who requested services.

SOURCE: Education Week

Vol. 23, Issue 24, Page 16

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