Wyoming wants relief from No Child Left Behind

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Casper, WY (AP) - Wyoming wants federal officials to allow schools labeled as needing improvement to provide tutoring and remedial help to students.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports Wyoming Department of Education announced Wednesday they're asking for public comment until June 10.

Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools that need improvement, corrective action or restructuring are not allowed to provide supplemental educational services. Wyoming wants that requirement waived so schools can provide the tutoring, instead of forcing a student to turn to a private company or outside academic provider

North Dakota recently received such relief.

Forty-three states have developed their own statewide school rating systems and have received waivers from No Child Left Behind. Wyoming's school rating system has not yet been approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

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