Official: Kansas Might Seek Waiver To Education Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, September 26, 2011

A Kansas education official says it's likely that the state will seriously consider seeking a waiver to the No Child Left Behind education law.

President Barack Obama announced Friday that states will be given more ways to comply with the law, including applying for a waiver to some sections. The State Board of Education would decide whether to ask for the waiver.

Kathy Toelkes, a spokeswoman for the state education department, says previous discussion about the law by board members suggests they will consider a waiver request.

The U.S. Department of Education rejected a waiver sought earlier this year by Kansas. The state board discussed applying again in August, and most board members seemed to agree with the idea.

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