6:34 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Kentucky Granted Extension for 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

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The U.S. Department of Education recently approved Kentucky’s request for a one-year extension of its No Child Left Behind waiver.

Kentucky was first granted flexibility from some of the federal education requirements in 2012. That waiver has allowed the state to use its current accountability system for both state and federal purposes.

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9:45 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Indiana Submits Waiver For Federal 'No Child Left Behind' Education Requirements

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The Indiana Department of Education has submitted its request for a new waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind requirements.

At stake is control over a portion of the more than $200 million Indiana receives in federal "Title I" money each year that is used for schools with low-income populations.

Federal officials told Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz in April that problems with the state's monitoring of low-performing schools had placed the state's waiver in jeopardy.

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2:40 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Congressman Brett Guthrie Joins House Republicans In Passing 'No Child Left Behind' Replacement Bill

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie joined a majority of republicans Friday in passing the first law out of the House to replace the outdated No Child Left behind Act--also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

NCLB was signed into law by former-President George Bush in 2002. At the time it had bi-partisan support, but educators have since agreed its expectations are unreasonable--namely the provision that requires a 100 percent proficiency rate for all students in math and reading by 2014.

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