California has more schools falling short of No Child Left Behind standards than any other state, making it a bellwether of how the federal law will play out nationwide.
More than 1,300 California schools have continued to fail to teach children and so must reinvent themselves in some way this year.
Schools have changed principals, fired teachers or reorganized the way they cluster grade levels. One district will close its only middle school this fall because of its persistent failure to meet No Child Left Behind goals, offering instead K-8 schools in each of its neighborhoods.
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