Conn. One of Eight States Given No Child Left Behind Waiver

The waiver will give Connecticut more flexibility for how it can spend federal education money.


Joined by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and a host of Connecticut's political elite, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that Connecticut was one of eight states to receive a waiver excusing it from some of the provisions of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. 

Malloy and Duncan hailed the state's recent passage of as helping it to achieve the waiver, and Duncan went as far as to say that the education reform legislation made Connecticut "one of the leading states in this round of plans." 

“Connecticut’s plan to adopt college and career-ready standards, elevate and support teachers, and focus resources in order to close the achievement gap will include hundreds more schools and thousands more children who were invisible under NCLB.  Connecticut’s hard work and collaboration show that state and local leaders are ready to lead the way in education reform," Duncan said. 

Malloy said the waiver grants Connecticut public schools greater flexibility to spend Federal Title 1 dollars, avoids a situation where about half of the state's public schools would be deemed as "failing" under the NCLB act and creates a better system to accurately measure student achievement. 

Amo Probus May 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Arne's former boss in the Chicago school system just landed a sweetheart deal as the new Super in Bridgeport. Big comp package, gets to keep running his educational consulting co for Chicago al. Replacing all the textbooks with new ones from a company known to incent supers for choosing their texts. Courtesy of the taxpayer and cronyism gone amuck. Anyone think of the students? Anyone think this kind of behavior induces others to join the corruption party?


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