Wyo. Seeks Info on No Child Left Behind Waivers

President George W. Bush discusses the No Child Left Behind law in 2006 in Washington D.C. (photo from U.S. executive office, wikicommons)
President George W. Bush discusses the No Child Left Behind law in 2006 in Washington D.C. (photo from U.S. executive office, wikicommons)

CHEYENNE (AP) - Wyoming education officials say they want more information on the option to opt out of parts of the No Child Left Behind law before deciding whether to apply for waivers like other states.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Sunday that state education officials were in Washington, D.C. last week
to get more information on the option announced in August by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Montana are among states that have said they'll apply for waivers. A waiver would allow states to eliminate a requirement that all children show they are proficient in English and math by 2014. But states have to agree to other accountability standards.

Wyoming officials plan to inform school districts, parents and students before making a decision.

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