State to ask for waiver to No Child Left Behind standards

In light of the Common Core Standards the state is attempting to set across the board in Arkansas, the education commissioner of the Arkansas Education Department said Monday he plans to apply for a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind academic standards.

Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell said he will host a series of meetings in November and December to determine what components will be included in the waiver which he expects to send out in February, according to the Associated Press.

Accompanying the Common Core curriculum, the state will also make it easier for a school district to be declared in academic stress, according to the AP.

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