No Child Left Behind

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The Obama administration is giving Kansas more flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.

In addition to the nation's capital, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has renewed waivers for Kansas, as well as six other states and the District of Columbia. Current law requires standardized tests in reading and math to measure student progress. With the waivers, schools will be able come up with different ways to demonstrate improvement.

Kansas Plots Teacher Evaluation Course

Nov 26, 2012

Kansas teachers and administrators are working with the state Department of Education to develop an evaluation system to measure their performance.

The evaluation system, called the Kansas Education Evaluation Protocol or "KEEP" is a pilot program being used in about two dozen districts statewide. It is part of the state's efforts to comply with the requirements of a federal waiver it received under the No Child Left Behind Act.