Several area schools put on ‘priority’ list for reading and math scores

Posted at 9:14 PM, Oct 10, 2012

It's been a year since President Obama allowed states some 'wiggle-room' with the No-Child Left Behind mandate.

New numbers are out and several schools across the commonwealth didn't have strong enough reading and math scores.

36 of them are considered to be on the 'priority' list.

Four of them are in Norfolk including Lake Taylor Middle, Lindenwood Elementary, Tidewater Park, and Ruffner Middle School. They must all team up with a "lead turnaround partner" if they haven't already.

The "partners" are education institutions or non-profits that work to turnaround troubled schools.

They're funded with federal dollars from the title one program.

In Hampton, Bryan Elementary and both Newsome Park and Sedgefield in Newport News are on that list as well.

Officials are hoping these schools can make significant progress within a year.