Arkansas granted NCLB waiver, plans alternate measures

Arkansas joined today 23 other states to have received waivers allowing them flexibility in meeting the requirements of President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind.

The state was among five total to be granted a waiver today, according to Arkansas News, which explained that the waivers have been granted to states that came up with alternative plans for preparing students for college and beyond.

Utilizing its waiver, the state will reward districts that excel and use extra funding to assist those continually falling behind, said Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell.

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