IOWA DENIED: No Child Left Behind Waiver

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The head of the Iowa Department of Education says lawmakers are the reason the state of Iowa’s request to be waived from “No Child Left Behind” was denied.

Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education denied a request for Iowa to be waived from provisions in the federal law.

Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass says the Education Reform Act passed by the legislature this year is the reason. Glass says the final bill didn’t meet federal requirements for teacher and principal evaluation.

Glass says he made lawmakers aware of the requirements but they still didn’t include them in the bill.

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