Board addresses test issues

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis school board officials expressed reservations Tuesday about whether state tests that measure yearly progress are fair. Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Ladona Clayton delivered a presentation outlining why the district and six schools were rated as not meeting “adequate yearly progress.” Three of those school, Gattis Junior High, La [...]

Late scientist’s contributions to the field significant

Freedom Newspapers Joshua Lederberg is president emeritus of Rockefeller University. In a 2000 commentary for The Scientist magazine, he compared Arnold O. Beckman’s importance to the progress of science with that of Galileo (who invented the telescope) and Leeuwenhoek (who invented the microscope). That might seem a bit extravagant, but “the electronic and electromechanical tools [...]

Readers aim at self-improvement in 2004

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about goals for 2004: Some responses: “I would like to get a couple more books published and build my small bead business up. I have been so busy the last month that I haven’t had a chance to get the letters off to the publishers [...]

Board members say school progress plan flawed

By Gary Mitchell A statewide plan to evaluate student and school district progress earned labels of “foolish” and “flawed” by Clovis School Board members Tuesday night. As part of the House Bill 212 “No Child Left Behind” Act recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson, the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) part of the legislation [...]

Clovis school officials question ratings

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis school officials are worried that new legislation has created unfair assessment standards. During a special administrator’s meeting on Monday called to address new federal legislation and tightened state rules, Clovis superintendent Neil Nuttall said the rules led to four Clovis schools — W.D. Gattis Junior High, Parkview Elementary, Cameo Elementary [...]