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Most Virginia schools meet "No Child" benchmarks

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -  School is getting ready to start and today districts across Virginia got their report cards.

The report was a mixed bag for the commonwealth education system. Overall 70 percent of the state's schools are meeting the goals set out by the federal government's No Child Left Behind program.

Our education expert Dr. Bill Bosher joined us to break the numbers down. See the video at right for his responses to Ryan's questions.

Q. Is 70 percent a passing grade for Virginia schools?

Q. There appears to be two goals that schools are working toward, one an overall goal of meeting the standards the government is looking for, but another that demonstrates progress toward working to get there. Which is a more important statistic?

Q. There are quite a few area schools on the list that have been sanctioned. We have put them on your screen. A few in Petersburg, one in Richmond. If your child goes to one of these schools what does that mean?

Richmond area schools under sanctions
Thomas C. Boushall Middle, Richmond
J.E.B Stuart Elementary, Petersburg
Peabody Middle, Petersburg
Vernon Johns Junior High, Petersburg

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