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AYP standards trouble Park Rapids superintendent

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PARK RAPIDS - When a flu epidemic at Glenn Chiodo's old school district kept 100 kids home, Chiodo got on the phone and pleaded with parents to bring their sick kids to school.


Cars of coughing, sneezing, barfing kids showed up.

Why on earth?

It was the one day of the year to test kids under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program. Excessive absences are held against school districts regardless of the reasons.

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