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Report card shows local schools average
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Tennessee Department of Education Report Card data has finally been released — around two months later than usual.The delay was reportedly due to changes the state made in testing criteria, raising the bar on what students must know. As a result, the state then spent the summer and fall responding to appeals before presenting the information to schools.According to newly hired Director of Schools Bobby Cox, the Warren County School System performed quite well in some areas, but needs improvement in others.“We came out pretty well,” said Cox. “But we’ve got some things we need to work on and we have a plan for that.”Though the system is still under No Child Left Behind legislation, Cox said those statistics are not as relevant as they once were.“That’s the reason we’re under school improvement in some cases, but that’s a 10-year-old law that’s antiquated and going out,” Cox said.