Pa. sidesteps NCLB waivers, asks Duncan for AYP delay

01/26/2012 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis has asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to allow the state to freeze its Adequate Yearly Progress targets for two years. The request is an alternate approach to the No Child Left Behind waivers applied for by other states. Tomalis' announcement has drawn support in some districts, where officials say it will be difficult to meet the target of 100% proficiency by 2014 required under No Child Left Behind.

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