Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 9:13pm
DE gets NCLB waiver
Delaware is one of eight states granted waivers from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind Act Tuesday.
To get the waiver, Delaware's Department of Education submitted a plan aimed at, among other things, turning poorly-performing schools around and closing student achievement gaps.
19 states have gotten No Child Left Behind waivers from the Obama administration so far.
No Child Left Behind is a school reform measure co-written by a bi-partisan group of 4 Representatives and Senators, including current House Speaker John Boehner and the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and signed into law by former President George W. Bush in 2002.
Critics of No Child Left Behind claim its accountability requirements force teachers to tailor their lessons to help kids do well on standardized tests, without really increasing the students' knowledge of the subjects involved.
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