The Wyoming Department of Education(WDE) hosted two online presentations today to release the details of its flexibility waiver application from certain portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, more commonly known as No Child Left Behind.
The state originally applied for the waiver February 28th, but received an extension from the U.S. Department of Education to provide more information. The new deadline is this Monday, April 15th.
Dr. David Holbrook, the Unit leader of Federal Programs for the Wyoming Department of Education, and several others talked about the work on the flexibility waiver including the intention to use one system of support and accountability for both federal and state reporting.
In applying for the waiver, the U.S. Department of Education does have some requirements that must be implemented by the states, which include a school rating system and a teacher and principal rating system.
Wyoming becomes the 44th state to apply for a flexibility waiver. The state should have an answer by the end of May.
For more information on the waiver visit WDE's website -- http://edu.wyoming.gov/