As the state and city school boards prepared for the first year of school choice under No Child Left Behind, the number of schools designated for this option took a nose dive. Here are the totals and what they describe.

390

MARCH: The number of Chicago elementary schools where fewer than 50 percent of students met standards on the 2001 ISATs.

262

JUNE: The number of schools that had not met their progress goals on the 2000 and 2001 ISATs.

179

MID-JULY: The number of schools from the June list that did not meet their progress goals on the 2002 ISATs. Click here to see the list.

50

LATE JULY: In an arrangement CPS worked out with the federal government, the number of schools where parents may transfer their children for the 2002-2003 school year.

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