No Child Left Behind

6:53 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Kentucky Education Officials Seek Public Input on 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver


Kentucky education officials are asking for public input regarding a request to extend a waiver that grants the state flexibility on school accountability testing under the No Child Left Behind Act.

The one-year extension would  allow Kentucky schools to continue measuring student progress based solely on a state accountability system, rather than both  a federal and state system.

Until 2012, Kentucky students were being tracked under both. 

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 Brett Guthrie joined a majority of republicans Friday in passing the first law out of the House to replace the outdated No Child Left behind Act--also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.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