Some educators in Kansas are welcoming a new school-grading system in place this year designed to provide schools some relief from adequate yearly progress targets set by the No Child Left Behind Act, while still holding them accountable for student achievement. Under the new system, schools will be measured according to multiple factors, and will be assessed on data and progress over multiple years. "That should help people to feel a little more at ease," said Nicole Dial, principal of Meadows Elementary School, which had faced sanctions under the previous policies.

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