Common Core http://wuis.org en Illinois Finally Gets 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver http://wuis.org/post/illinois-finally-gets-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p>After more than two years of trying, Illinois has finally won a waiver from the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind. Brian Mackey reports on what this means for schools in Illinois.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The short answer is not much.</p><p>Illinois has already been moving beyond the No Child Left Behind law for some time, even as it waited for permission from the federal government.</p><p>Matt Vanover, a spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Education, says there were problems with No Child Left Behind.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:06:08 +0000 Brian Mackey 23320 at http://wuis.org Illinois Finally Gets 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver Grade Deflation On School Report Cards http://wuis.org/post/grade-deflation-school-report-cards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois schools and school districts get report cards Thursday. Many will appear to have suffered a significant drop in student achievement. But state officials say that’s just because they’ve changed how students are evaluated.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 12027 at http://wuis.org Grade Deflation On School Report Cards