no child left behind http://wkms.org en Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-2912 <p><strong>Kentucky Politics:</strong></p><p>Kentucky&#39;s Senate approved a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/senate-approves-dropout-bill">bill</a> today that allows individual school districts to decide whether to raise the dropout age and requires participating schools to have alternative education programs.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:57:56 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16863 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12 Kentucky Gets No Child Left Behind Waiver http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-gets-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p><span class="article-content"><span>The Kentucky Department of Education announced today the state will receive a waiver from some parts of the No Child Left Behind Law. State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says this means the state can use its newly developed accountability model to report progress to the US government. Federal legislators are attempting to rework the controversial law, but President Obama bypassed Congress, allowing states to apply for the waivers. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:34:58 +0000 Gary Pitts 16854 at http://wkms.org