Wisconsin Waived From No Child Left Behind

By KBJR News 1

Wisconsin Waived From No Child Left Behind

July 6, 2012 Updated Jul 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM CDT

Washington D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Wisconsin has now been added to a list of 26 states that have been waived from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law.

Both Wisconsin and Washington state were given flexibility from key provisions of NCLB in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

"For the past year and a half we have worked with Democrats, Republicans, and a wide variety of education stakeholders to develop systems to help our schools and teachers improve," says Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. "This waiver puts more power in the hands of Wisconsin’s parents, educators, and elected officials to determine what is best for students in each community.

Minnesota was waived from NCLB back in February in the first round of waivers from the Obama Administration.

10 states are still waiting for their NCLB waivers to be approved, while 14 other states have not yet applied for flexibility from the education law.

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