Parkland meets nearly all federal sta...

Parkland meets nearly all federal standards -- themorningcall.com

There are 7 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 22, 2007, titled Parkland meets nearly all federal standards -- themorningcall.com. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Nine of the 10 schools in the Parkland School District hit federal benchmarks last school year under the No Child Left Behind Act, a preliminary report to the school board showed Tuesday.

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crazy hair

Allentown, PA

#1 Aug 22, 2007
gee I guess it's not so tough to educate upper class english speaking students. who wudda thunk?
Southsider

Louisville, CO

#2 Aug 22, 2007
This article is illustative of exactly why parents sacrifice in order to live in the Parkland district. There is no substitue for the desired result. Good facilities, bright, committed teachers, and serious parental involvement work wonders.
"who wudda thunk?"
autismkidsrock

Birmingham, AL

#3 Aug 22, 2007
Parkland isn't as great as some people may think. Try having a special needs child in that school. My sons' teacher told him what to write. How is that teaching? Moved out of PA just for a better education for him.

Since: Jul 07

Lehigh Valley, PA

#4 Aug 22, 2007
The Morning Call wrote:
A report given by Dave Grim, the district's director of assessment, said that Kernsville Elementary did not meet the reading benchmark based on the testing subgroup of students who have independent education plans as part of a special needs curriculum.
Well, ALL THE ELEMENTARY schools have the equivient testing subgroup of students who have independent education plans. Kernsville does not have a "hindrance" to overcome more than the other schools.

So, why was Kernsville not able to achieve?

Since: Jul 07

Lehigh Valley, PA

#5 Aug 22, 2007
autismkidsrock wrote:
Parkland isn't as great as some people may think.
Parkland lost is edge, when its Board started to put all their attention (ie, our tax money) into buildings, instead of education.

Parkland School Board members, overwhelming, choose a shiny new High School, and now a shiny new Elementary School, over core educational needs. They choose the "wow" of the High School campus over the "wow" of well educated graduates. In other words, Parkland's reputation use to be the quality of its students, now it is the extravagance of its school buildings.

Yea, Parkland might still be squeaking by on various tests, but it use to far, far above the minimal passing grade.
billy barule

Slatington, PA

#6 Aug 22, 2007
parkland should pat itself on the back. big beautiful buildings, excellent athletic facilities, and strong academics. it's a shame we don't live in the land of equal opportunity for all. but the white, upper middle class of parkland are clearly a better breed of people.

“BETHLEHEM STAND UP ”

Since: Feb 07

HARLEM USA

#8 Aug 23, 2007
looks like the LV can learn something from the Parkland school district.

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