Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ohio Granted Waiver on NCLB

Back in February, we talked about Ohio (and several other states) requesting waivers from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.  On Tuesday, the Obama administration granted the requests for waivers from Ohio and seven other states: Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.

In order to qualify for waivers, states must show that they have a plan to improve student performance and have accountability for schools, teachers, and administrators.

This brings the total number of states receiving waivers to nineteen.  Seventeen other states and Washington, D.C. have also applied. 

Columbus Dispatch (and here)

Huffington Post

CNN