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.