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Afternoon Update
4:57 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12

Kentucky author Silas House, right, with protesters at last year's I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort.
http://www.kftc.org/calendar/event/i-love-mountains-day-2012 Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Kentucky Politics:

Kentucky's Senate approved a bill today that allows individual school districts to decide whether to raise the dropout age and requires participating schools to have alternative education programs.

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Education
2:34 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Kentucky Gets No Child Left Behind Waiver

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.