State Education Department reports some schools still not making the grade

A new report by the State Education Department shows some schools are still failing.

According to the State Education Department, about 500 out of 1,200 New York City schools have failed to show improvement two years in a row. M.S. 149 in District 7 was one of 22 Bronx schools listed under registration review, which means they are the farthest from meeting state standards.

The list was created under the No Child Left Behind Act, a national education law meant to help all students receive the same quality of education. Under that law, schools are listed as failing or not failing based on student scores on math and English exams. But some say the law is ruining the reputation of good schools.

One former Bronx teacher believes there are good teachers in the city, but more money is needed to help improve city schools.

In order to get off of the list, schools must show improvement over the course of two consecutive years. Education officials hope schools will work harder this year.

Click here for a complete list of failing schools.

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