Federal Officials Threaten Texas Funding
Texas Stands to Lose $6.7 Million for Missing 'No Child' Deadline
Federal officials may withhold up to $6.7 million from President Bush’s home state of Texas for failing to tell parents before the start of the school year whether their children’s schools are in need of improvement, as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
"I don’t think that they’ve made any final decision, but they’re hinting," Debbie Graves Ratcliffe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Education Agency, said last week.
The U.S. Department of Education did not respond last week to...
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