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State designates Parker Junior High as ‘underperforming’

Parker Junior High School was labeled as underperforming for the 2018-19 school year based on low-income and special education students falling below Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) standards.
 
The Flossmoor District 161 school board on Nov. 13 discussed the state’s designation but struggled to identify a specific issue that might have led to a decline in those students’ performances.
 
Board President Michelle Hoereth called the rating “disturbing on many, many levels” and urged fellow board members to be forthcoming about possible problems.
 
“This didn’t happen overnight, so I want to make sure we . . .

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