Illinois Sits Out NCLB Change Opportunity

I wonder how Xavier Botana, Dan Bugler, and others at CPS feel about the apparent decision by ISBE not to try and get approved for the latest NCLB escape provision:  the new 10-state growth model pilot program to replace "adequate yearly progress" (AYP). 

According to the NYT, 20 states applied to participate (20 States Ask for Flexibility in School Law), but not Illinois.  Strange, since CPS folks at least have been talking about the need for a growth model instead of the current system of school ratings.  Especially strange since many of the other states applying don't have the student management systems needed to pull such a thing off.

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