Federal letter claims Wash. schools fail to meet standards

Federal letter claims Wash. schools fail to meet standards


KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor, Tracy Ellis

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Before the kids go back to school in the fall, parents can expect to get something in the mail that says their school district has failed to meet federal standards.

Washington is the only state that has to comply by No Child Left Behind standards after a flexible education waiver was not renewed by the Department of Education.

Many of those standards don’t take into account students with special needs or who may speak English as a second or third language.

Dozens of school superintendents have drafted a cover-letter to explain and argue against the federal statement.

They are meeting to sign the letter today.

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