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Why are some students falling behind?

Original post made on Sep 23, 2008

The latest STAR — standardized testing and reporting — results are in, and not surprisingly, the Menlo Park City School District's students did very well overall, rating an enviable API score of 915. However, not all of the district's demographic groups tested well in English and math, and that's provoking some soul-searching among school board members and administrators.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 22, 2008, 10:23 PM

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Posted by no child left behind?, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 23, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Nutritious protein rich breakfasts can work wonders for morning testers. Some research even suggests cinnamon improves memory/cognition.
How about cinammon raisin bagels and juice provided by the schools on morning of tests?
Can be tough for little kids, who have to get up @ 6am on a cold winter morning to get to school across town, to tackle equations first thing.
Why can't test days start at 9?


Posted by Amy Cansada, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Sep 26, 2008 at 10:34 am

For that matter, why can't school start at 9 a.m.?


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