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A story on state and federal accountability systems ("Accountability Conflicts Vex Schools") in the March 10, 2004, issue of Education Week incorrectly stated the goal schools must achieve under California’s system. Each year, every school must close 5 percent of the original gap between its starting point and the goal set for it by the state.

The name of Leonard Sax ("Rules on Single-Sex Education Allow Room to Experiment"), the executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Education, was misspelled in an article on such education in the same issue.

A story on water quality in schools in the March 17 issue ("Schools on Alert Over Water Quality") incorrectly quoted Claire Barnette, the executive director of the Healthy Schools Network. Ms. Barnette said: "No amount of lead needs to be in the water children drink. You can’t see it or taste it—you have to test for it, and schools aren’t doing that."

Vol. 23, Issue 28, Page 4

Published in Print: March 24, 2004, as Corrections

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