no child left behind http://wmot.org en Will No Child Waiver Boost Teacher Morale? http://wmot.org/post/will-no-child-waiver-boost-teacher-morale <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) &mdash; Gov. Bill Haslam says he hopes Tennessee&#39;s waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law boosts teacher morale.</p><p>President Barack Obama announced yesterday that Tennessee is among 10 states to receive the waiver.</p><p>No Child Left Behind requires all students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014, which critics say is unrealistic.</p><p>Phil Waldrop, the Associate Dean at Middle Tennessee State&rsquo;s College of Education says it&rsquo;s one less thing for teachers to worry about.</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:33:42 +0000 AP/WMOT 7202 at http://wmot.org More Changes to State's "No Child" Waiver http://wmot.org/post/more-changes-states-no-child-waiver <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">The Tennessee Department of Education is making some changes to a waiver that would allow the state to opt out of the federal No Child Left Behind law.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">Tennessee asked the federal government for the waiver back in July.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:56:19 +0000 AP/WMOT 3962 at http://wmot.org Senator Alexander Pushes for Bi-partisan Solution to "No Child" Problems http://wmot.org/post/senator-alexander-pushes-bi-partisan-solution-no-child-problems <p>Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says lawmakers should work together to make needed changes to the federal education program by no later than Christmas.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:19:21 +0000 Mike Osborne 2760 at http://wmot.org