April 19, 2006

No Child Left Behind reporting leaves behind

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on some strange aspects of the No Child Left Behind law that let school districts exclude test scores for some groups to avoid penalties. Usually those groups are non-white students, though white students' scores were excluded at Ithaca's Beverly J. Martin Elementary. The Journal looks at the Ithaca school district and then groups other area schools together, but since 100% of black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American students were excluded in all the non-Ithaca districts, it's a safe bet they were also excluded in Dryden.

In the print edition, the Journal notes the $3.09 price for 89 octane unleaded gas at the Sunoco on Routes 13 and 366. The last time I was in the Village of Dryden I saw some $3 prices there too.

There's also a mention in the Community Calendar of a Soup and Salad Supper tonight at the Etna Community Association's Houtz Hall (map). It'll run from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, and is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children, and free for kids under five.

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