A Kansas education official says it's likely that the state will seriously consider seeking a waiver to the No Child Left Behind education law.


A Kansas education official says it's likely that the state will seriously consider seeking a waiver to the No Child Left Behind education law.

President Barack Obama announced Friday that states will be given more ways to comply with the law, including applying for a waiver to some sections. The State Board of Education would decide whether to ask for the waiver.

Kathy Toelkes, a spokeswoman for the state education department, says previous discussion about the law by board members suggests they will consider a waiver request.

The U.S. Department of Education rejected a waiver sought earlier this year by Kansas. The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/oYrhm5) that in August, the state board discussed applying again and most board members seemed to agree with the idea.