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Ariz. Sues Federal Department

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The Arizona Department of Education filed a lawsuit July 6 in the U.S. District Court in Phoenix against the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings in a dispute stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. The state maintains that the federal government isn’t honoring a spoken agreement it made with Arizona that the state could exclude the test scores of English-language learners from calculations of adequate yearly progress for the first three years that such students attend U.S. schools.

Vol. 25, Issue 43, Page 23

Published in Print: July 26, 2006, as Ariz. Sues Federal Department

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