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story.lead_photo.caption Tom Kimbrell (right), state education commissioner, comments on the 2012 school accountability report Monday in Little Rock. - Photo by Rick McFarland

More than half of Arkansas’ 1,102 public schools fell short of achievement and graduation goals set in the state’s newly revised school accountability system in 2011-12, according to information released Monday by the Arkansas Department of Education.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 11/20/2012

Print Headline: Half of schools in state failing to achieve goals

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  • HisAngel
    November 20, 2012 at 10:38 a.m.

    As a mother who has watched her very bright child struggle in school for the last 2 1/2 years, I could have told you this. Schools are so worried about boyish/childish behavior that they don't spend time trying to teach. Homework is over weighted and school class work is minimal. Children are not allowed in most schools to even bring home their books. How can homework and studies be done without a textbook?

  • Marks
    November 20, 2012 at 11:07 a.m.

    To quote the Arkansas Education Commissioner: "It’s not in any way failing". So why does the headline include the word "failing"?

  • MSLYN
    November 20, 2012 at 12:15 p.m.

    Special thanks to Arnold Drive Elementary. The school is not new and the atmosphere is still inspirational for administrators, instructors, students and parents. The home life of the students fosters respect, discipline, and knowledge of the importance of education. This is another benefit of our Military Base. Thanks for their service to country and community.

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