Indiana faces No Child Left Behind waiver deadline

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

INDIANAPOLIS Indiana has reached its deadline for seeking a waiver from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Monday marks the deadline set by U.S. Department of Education officials for the state. State Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz told the State Board of Education last week she plans to submit a complete application by the end of Monday.

At stake is control over a portion of the more than $200 million Indiana receives in federal "Title I" education dollars each year.

Federal officials told Ritz in April that problems with the state's monitoring of low-performing schools had placed the state's waiver in jeopardy. The decision came shortly after Indiana became the first state to exit the national Common Core education standards.

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