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State to seek expansion of waivers on NCLB

School Desk

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The state Department of Education says it intends to ask the federal government for even more freedom from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.

The department announced Thursday that it wants to be released from two more provisions in addition to the 11 provisions it was told last month it can ignore.

The latest provisions pertain to how progress is measured in schools and districts and how federal funding for lower-performing schools is allocated.

Kentucky was part of the initial group of 10 states granted the waivers. Among other things, the freedom means Kentucky can use its new system to determine progress in schools without also being held to a federal standard that measures only reading and math test results.


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