failing schools http://wwno.org en 'Unacceptable' schools list swells from last year http://wwno.org/post/unacceptable-schools-list-swells-last-year <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Education officials say the number of public schools facing state sanctions rose by 33 percent this year amid tougher state standards.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Barry Landry, a spokesman for the state Department of Education, tells The Advocate a total of 180 schools are listed as academically unacceptable, up from 135 last year.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:43:39 +0000 The Associated Press 16854 at http://wwno.org