PROGRAM WAIVER: The director of the Iowa Department of Education will reveal information Tuesday on the state’s "No Child Left Behind" waiver

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More details about Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver request are set to be released Tuesday.

The head of Iowa’s Department of Education, Jason Glass, will unveil how the state plans to move ahead with its own accountability system. In order to opt out of No Child Left Behind, the state must put in place its own program of measuring student achievement and promoting student educational growth.

The Iowa Department of Education has held statewide meetings to get input from parents and teachers about its decision to drop out of the No Child Left Behind program. It plans to use that input in developing its new measurement system.

Director Glass will give more information on the waiver Tuesday morning at a press conference at the Grimes State Office Building.


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