The Colorado Department of Education on Monday filed its formal application for waiver from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law, asking for exemption from NCLB’s requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress and for greater flexibility in spending of some federal funds.
Prior to addressing the nation about America’s involvement in Libya Monday night, President Obama spoke about education reform saying students should take fewer tests. It’s something that one Colorado Senator is working to make a reality.
Education reform has been in the spotlight this week after President Obama urged lawmakers to overhaul No Child Left behind by the start of the next school year. And now Colorado Senator Michael Bennet is introducing legislation on Thursday to get that the process going.