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Alexandria schools make headway on No Child Left Behind

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When it comes to Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and measuring students' testing proficiency, Alexandria's school district is progressing quite well.


After two years of "not making AYP," Alexandria School District has turned the corner and it recently received news that the district is "making AYP."

AYP is a means of measuring, through standards and assessments, the students' achievement of federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) goals.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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