Promises Easy Access to School Data
CNN, January 29, 2004
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and private education leaders launched a Web site Thursday that
promises unprecedented access to information about public school
www.SchoolResults.org, will serve as a clearinghouse for new
state report cards on education, including data broken down to
the school district and school building.
Under No Child Left Behind, the new federal law, states must
report data on a range of fronts, including teacher
qualifications and achievement among all major groups of
The Web site is designed to present that information in a
convenient and uniform way, so parents and policy-makers can
make comparisons across districts and track student progress.
The Education Department and The Broad Foundation are sharing
the $9 million cost of the project's first phase. Six states --
Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and
Washington -- are the first to take part. Organizers hope to
post data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and
Puerto Rico by summer.
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