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STATEMENT: At-Large SBOE member Gordon Hendry on NCLB waiver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2014

At-Large SBOE member Gordon Hendry on Indiana’s NCLB waiver

INDIANAPOLIS — At-Large Indiana State Board of Education member Gordon Hendry issued the following statement in response to news that the U.S. Department of Education has granted the state’s “No Child Left Behind” waiver.

Federal officials placed the state’s waiver on conditional status earlier this year in light of “significant issues” found with Indiana’s monitoring of troubled schools and the implementation of academic standards and evaluations. The waiver allows Indiana schools increased flexibility to spend more than $200 million in federal funding geared toward helping low-income students.

"The school leaders, teachers and families who have been worried about this decision for months can breathe a sigh of relief today that Indiana is not going to lose these funds or our ability to use them flexibly. But let’s be clear: None of this had to happen, and dodging the worst-case scenario in this instance should lead to a stronger partnership with the U.S. Department of Education as we continue to improve Indiana K-12 policy."

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I was delighted to spend three days in Washington, D.C., last month at the NASBE New State Board Member Institute. I heard from top K-12 education leaders and policymakers and got to spend time learning from my fellow State Board members in other states. NASBE executive director Kristen Amundson was kind enough to snap this photo with me! 

I was delighted to spend three days in Washington, D.C., last month at the NASBE New State Board Member Institute. I heard from top K-12 education leaders and policymakers and got to spend time learning from my fellow State Board members in other states. NASBE executive director Kristen Amundson was kind enough to snap this photo with me! 

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At-large State Board of Education member to visit Northwest Indiana schools

Recently appointed at-large Indiana State Board of Education member Gordon Hendry will visit two schools in Northwest Indiana today as part of the statewide listening tour he kicked off last month.
 
State Board of Education member Tony Walker, who represents the First Congressional District, will join him on the tour.

They will visit the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology and Michigan City High School. 

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