No NCLB Waiver
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau says a waiver from parts of the No Child Left Behind act is not right for Montana.
Juneau says the all or nothing package would cost the state millions of dollars to implement. She says she talked with educational organizations and superintendents around the state none of which were in favor of the waiver. She says schools will continue to operate under no child left behind regulations.
“We'll still do the annual testing as will the states that receive the waiver and so we'll just live under the same kinds of rules we've been living under for the last decade until congress picks up the law and reauthorizes it,” says Juneau.
Juneau says Montana will continue to move forward with state based reform like improving graduation rates english and math standards and developing an evaluation framework for teachers and school leaders.
Story by Kristin Price, Beartooth NBC.
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