The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

June 21, 2013

Alabama gets waiver from No Child Left Behind

— MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has become the 38th state to get federal approval to put aside most of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law and use its own plan for measuring public school achievement.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that it has given Alabama a waiver.

Alabama's superintendent of education, Tommy Bice, said No Child Left Behind was a good place to start but its rigid "all or nothing" expectations for adequate yearly progress did not give schools credit for the growth they experienced.

Alabama's home-grown education plan is called Plan 2020. It seeks to have students ready for a career or college when they graduate high school.

1
Text Only
Local News
Photos


Poll

Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee