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April 19, 2014
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Kentucky Education Commissioner in Washington to Announce New NCLB Reforms
(2011-09-23)
(wkms) - US Education Secretary Arne Duncan praises Kentucky's education commissioner for challenging the status quo. Commissioner Terry Holliday is in Washington today to join secretary Duncan and President Obama in announcing new reforms to the no child left behind act.

Under a plan outlined by the president, states would be allowed to ask the education department to be exempted from some of the requirements of no child left behind. States that qualify for a waiver will have to show they have a plan to help low-performing schools. Kentucky education commissioner Terry Holliday says the law, in current form, limits innovation and flexibility.

Kentucky was one of the first states to submit a waiver application, which, in addition to college readiness, includes more focus on teacher and principal effectiveness. The federal government will announce a first round of waiver recipients late this year or early next year.
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