Arne Duncan http://www.kplu.org en Washington gets wiggle room under No Child Left Behind http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-gets-wiggle-room-under-no-child-left-behind <p>Washington schools will be able to sidestep some of the toughest standards and punishments in the federal No Child Left Behind law. The federal government announced Friday it will give waivers to Washington and Wisconsin.</p><p>Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has said under the current law, nearly every school in the state would get socked with penalties. Schools are supposed to have all of their students meeting learning standards by 2014, or else lose control over big chunks of federal money.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 23:31:18 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5529 at http://www.kplu.org