Laramie, Wy – The new Secretary of the U-S Department of Education has made some changes to the No Child Left Behind Act. The new guidelines focus on students with disabilities; allowing three percent of children to take modified tests, up from one percent. Deputy Superintendent of the Wyoming Department of Education, Tammy Cox, says this really involved students with severe disabilities and accommodating their needs and acknowledging they are different.
The new guidelines do not affect the yearly testing and publicizing of the results of those tests. The federal government will now spend an extra 14 million dollars on children with disabilities. Tammy Cox says Wyoming will get a proportion of that.