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Indiana’s No Child Left Behind Waiver

The state of Indiana will not have to comply with certain No Child Left Behind requirements after receiving a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Because of the waiver, students and schools will not have to meet No Child Left Behind standards.

The U.S. Department of Education has granted Indiana schools a waiver from No Child Left Behind testing requirements. That means schools will be measured by the state’s school letter grading system instead of No Child Left Behind’s yearly progress goals for school performance, known as “adequate yearly progress” or “AYP.”

Some worry the state policies replacing No Child Left Behind do not do enough to address achievement gaps. Others say the waiver is good news for schools that would not have been able to achieve the No Child Left Behind Act’s standards.

Join us Friday at 12 p.m. with your questions as education experts talk about what the No Child Left Behind waiver means for Indiana schools. Visit this site to be part of our live chat, follow us on Twitter @NoonEdition, or join us on the air by calling in at 812-855-0811 or 1-877-285-WFIU.

Guests:

Phil Harris- Vice Chair of Indiana Coalition for Public Education, Monroe County and South Central Indiana Chapter

Neyland G. Clark- Superintendent of Schools at South Harrison Community School Corporation

Dale Chu- Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Improvement at the Indiana Department of Education

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