The governor’s office says now education leaders in the Legislature will go back to their parties to gather support for the idea.
The proposal would extend a waiver from the federal government from rules of the No Child Left Behind law through the 2017-18 school year. It would allow Washington to continue working toward an alternative system of school accountability and keep control of more than $44 million in federal dollars.
The governor met with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan last weekend to talk about the waiver and teacher evaluations. Many were hoping he would convince Duncan to give Washington a pass on the federal requirement for include statewide student test scores as a factor in teacher evaluations.
Duncan told the governor he wanted a change in Washington state law before he would grant the waiver.
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