by Maggie O'Neill
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January 20, 2006
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Making AYP

Principals who have clearly defined goals for their staff and tackle problems rather than symptoms in their schools are more likely than caretaker-styled principals to help their schools move off the federal No Child Left Behind Act's 'in need of improvement list," according to a team of professors from the University of Nevada, Reno.

After finding that more than 50 percent of students failed to pass proficiencies in the 2003-04 school year in some school districts, the team visited 16 schools in need of improvement to look for predictors for removal from the 'in need of improvement' status as requested …

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