No Child Left Behind Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri gets approval to leave No Child Left Behind, behind http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-gets-approval-leave-no-child-left-behind-behind <p>The US Department of Education is waiving all No Child Left Behind requirements for Missouri schools.</p><p>The federal law requires students to meet proficiency standards in reading and math by 2014. Missouri applied&nbsp;<a href="http://dese.mo.gov/qs/documents/qs-esea-waiver-mo-flexibility-request.pdf"> for a waiver</a> after roughly 18 percent of districts in the state failed to meet yearly academic goals.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:36:25 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Joseph Leahy 4014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri gets approval to leave No Child Left Behind, behind Morning headlines - Friday, May 11, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-may-11-2012 <p><strong>Judge approves settlement in lawsuit over mental health care for the deaf</strong></p><p>A federal judge has approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against two Missouri state agencies on behalf of more than a thousand deaf residents.</p><p>Plaintiffs in the 2010 lawsuit alleged that the state departments of Mental Health and Social Services failed to provide adequate mental health care for deaf persons in crisis.</p><p>The departments were sued under the&nbsp; Americans with Disabilities Act.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 11:35:35 +0000 Joseph Leahy, The Associated Press, Illinois Public Radio & WSIU 3676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, May 11, 2012 Missouri Board of Education OKs No Child Left Behind waiver http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-board-education-oks-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p><em>Updated 1:28 p.m. to reflect that eleven states have already been granted waivers.</em></p><p>The Missouri Board of Education has&nbsp;approved the state&#39;s request for a waiver from some provisions of&nbsp;the federal No Child Left Behind law.</p><p>Members voted Tuesday to support the waiver&#39;s submission to the&nbsp;U.S. Department of Education with minor edits. Last fall, President&nbsp;Barack Obama said states will be allowed to seek a waiver from the&nbsp;law, which requires all students to show proficiency in math and&nbsp;reading by 2014.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:27:45 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 3110 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Board of Education OKs No Child Left Behind waiver Illinois to seek waiver from No Child Left Behind http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-seek-waiver-no-child-left-behind <p>The Illinois State Board of Education chairman Gery Chico says the state will request a waiver from federal No Child Left Behind standards. The Board <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-might-seek-waiver-no-child-left-behind-act">previously said that it might request the waiver back in August</a>.</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:58:40 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 2292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois to seek waiver from No Child Left Behind Ill. might seek waiver to No Child Left Behind Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-might-seek-waiver-no-child-left-behind-act <p><em>Reporting from Rachel Otwell of WUIS used in this report. </em></p><p>Illinois might seek a waiver that would provide relief to schools struggling to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.</p><p>The federal law was designed to improve achievement and raise test scores. Schools that failed to keep pace with the standards would be penalized. But as the requirements become more rigorous each year, more schools are struggling to hit the mark.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:44:12 +0000 WUIS 1879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. might seek waiver to No Child Left Behind Act