Nebraska May Seek A Waiver From 'No Child Left Behind' Law


Lincoln - Nebraska education officials may change course and seek a waiver from the federal “No Child Left Behind” law.

The Nebraska Board of Education hasn't made its decision yet, but department staff members are in the process of figuring out if a break from the law is possible. They want to see it state standards for students along with the development of an accountability system could make a waiver from the No Child Left Behind requirements more feasible.

The law requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and math by this year.

More than 40 states and Washington, D.C., have been granted waivers. Nebraska officials said they originally found that the waiver requirements would have been as burdensome as the No Child Left Behind requirements.

When the No Child Left Behind law is reauthorized, it likely will include many of the waiver provisions.