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Indiana Education Officials Welcome Obama’s NCLB Waivers

Officials at the Indiana Department of Education welcomed the Obama administration’s plan to offer states waivers from portions of the No Child Left Behind law.

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Indiana officials welcome the Obama administration's plan to offer waivers from portions of the No Child Left Behind law.

Officials at the Indiana Department of Education welcomed the Obama administration’s plan to offer states waivers from key portions of the No Child Left Behind law.

That’s really no surprise: Indiana was one of the first states to announce it would request a voucher, and Indiana state superintendent Tony Bennett has said he’s all for them, so long as they don’t allow states to loosen standards.

For more on this story, click here to visit the StateImpact Indiana blog.

Kyle Stokes

Kyle Stokes joined WFIU/WTIU in 2011 as an education reporter and blogger for StateImpact Indiana, a collaborative reporting venture between WFIU and NPR News. He comes to Bloomington from Columbia, Mo., where he was a producer and reporter for NPR member station KBIA-FM and NBC affiliate KOMU-TV. Originally from Minneapolis, Minn., Stokes is a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and an even prouder Minnesota Twins fan.

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