Navajo Nation school meets NCLB standards
A school on the Navajo Nation celebrated on Friday after meeting No Child Left Behind Act standards for the first time in six years.

The T'iis Nazbas Community School in Arizona was among the lowest-performing schools on the reservation. After failing to meet NCLB goals for five years in a row, officials fired 90 percent of the staff and sought help.

"We're celebrating now because we were successful," said Joel Longie, a line officer for the Bureau of Indian Education, The Farmington Daily Times reported. "We had to make some tough choices, but if teachers are not performing, we have to get some that do perform."

Of the 172 schools on the Navajo Nation, only six met NCLB standards in 2007, a Navajo Nation Council delegate said.

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How to save a school: T'iis Nazbas celebrates making AYP for first time in six years (The Farmington Daily Times 12/8)

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