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Wyo. has time to revise ‘No Child’ waiver request

GILLETTE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has granted an extension on Wyoming’s request for a waiver from federal education standards.

The request for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act was submitted Feb. 28, four days after Gov. Matt Mead met with federal education officials about whether Wyoming should seek relief from so-called Adequate Yearly Progress targets.

The Gillette News Record reports the extension allows Wyoming to revise its request by April 15.

Dr. David Holbrook, director of the Federal Programs Unit of the Wyoming Department of Education, says that allows for enough time to create a draft that can be approved by the federal government.
Without the waiver, all Wyoming students would be required to score proficient or advanced in reading, math and science on next year’s statewide student assessment.

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