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Fri June 29, 2012
Idaho’s No Child Left Behind Waiver Still Pending
Five more states got waivers Friday from the federal No Child Left Behind education law. Idaho was not among them. 24 states now can use their own accountability systems to measure student performance while Congress considers how to update NCLB. Idaho, 11 other states and the District of Columbia are also being considered for waivers. The Idaho Department of Education submitted its waiver request in February. Before it can get approval, though, the federal Department of Ed wants to see additional information from the state. That includes Idaho’s most recent test results and graduation rates. A spokeswoman for Idaho’s department says it's double checking that data with schools now. She says they expect Idaho to get its waiver by late summer or early fall.