Thursday AM News: Special ed, Harvey, Clarity

Law eased for special ed pupils Tribune
The Bush administration is letting more children with disabilities take simplified tests under the No Child Left Behind education law.

Troubled Harvey district praised, state says spending suspect, but lauds finance operation Tribune
State education officials have given a letter of recognition for excellence in finance to a Harvey school district that has been told to pay back $2.2 million in grants the state said were unaccounted for or misspent.

Rule helps evaluate schools more fairly Tribune (voice of the people)
I want to add some clarity to "State uses test loophole; Relaxed rule lets schools dodge failure list" (Page 1, March 28). In the article, you said 283,000 exams given to students were discounted because of the "state's decision to relax a little-noticed provision of the federal law."

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