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Newscast for June 29, 2012

Jun 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri receives No Child Left Behind waiver
  • Fire in Mark Twain forest underscores heat threat
  • Republicans pick new nominee for 47th House District

Missouri receives No Child Left Behind waiver

Jun 29, 2012
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Missouri elementary and secondary schools will now have more flexibility from the federal No Child Left Behind requirements. More control is back in the hands of the state after the US Department of Education announced Missouri as one of five states granted a waiver Friday.

Newscast for June 29, 2012

Jun 29, 2012
House Committee on Education and the Workforce

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • After Supreme Court decision on health care, Missourians split on next step
  • Court's Medicaid ruling could leave thousands uninsured
  • Missouri will get No Child Left Behind waiver
House Committee on Education and the Workforce

Missouri is among five additional states being granted waivers from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. A total of twenty-four states now have been approved for waivers, allowing flexibility in implementing the controversial law.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Expected job cuts at the University of Missouri
  • High school athletes are at risk for concusssions
  • Missouri files for No Child Left Behind exemption

Eleven states have been issued waivers from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but Missouri was not one of them.  But as Maria Altman reports, the State Board of Education is trying to change that.

This week: The front man for the band Guster leads a discussion on sustainability at MU, DESE is trying to become exempt from No Child Left Behind, and a new scholarship is available for students statewide.