Illinois and NCLB

I came across an article listing 10 states that have been granted “flexibility” with the NCLB rules. Illinois is not on that list.

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/president-obama-our-children-cant-wait-congress-fix-no-child-left-behind-announc

 

Gotta love how the Federal Department of Education says “the burdensome mandates of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)”. Let’s see, who put that law out there?

 

I could have sworn Illinois was going to file a formal request. Was I mistaken? Did we not turn in all the papers on time?

 

I also seem to remember hearing rumblings about how our Core Curriculum is changing (Common Core State Standards?); I have not yet had the time to delve into that, but I believe it had something to do with how we will no longer be using AYP.

 

If you happen to know the skinny on either of these topics, please enlighten us.

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2 Responses to “Illinois and NCLB”

  1. Sena Cooper Says:

    Appears that Illinois is in the second wave of states that have applied for waivers – the deadline is February 21, 2012. http://www.ed.gov/esea/flexibility
    Applications in the first round (11 states submitted them) were due mid November, reviewed in early December and just now announced. So it is probably reasonable to assume that the “results” from the second wave will come no earlier than May.

  2. charlesdschultz Says:

    Thanks. Right above Iowa. 🙂


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