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DPI: No Child Left Behind waiver expected to be approved

Posted: 6/29/2012 9:31:51 AM

The U.S. Department of Education is expected to approve Wisconsin’s waiver application to be exempt from portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind), State Superintendent Tony Evers said Friday.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction submitted the state’s waiver in February, and the federal agency is now completing its work on Wisconsin’s request after working with the state since mid-April to clarify portions of the plan, according to the DPI.

“Through the work of hundreds of educators, policymakers, parents, and other education stakeholders, Wisconsin developed a comprehensive education reform package,” Evers said. “Our NCLB waiver sets higher expectations for students, educators, and schools with a clear focus on our graduates being college and career ready. We look forward to receiving the final approval soon.”

For more information on the No Child Left Behind waiver, see below:

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