FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2012 file photo, during a fact-finding tour of Vashon High School, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, center, listens to eighth-grade students Delv

 

              FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2012 file photo, during a fact-finding tour of Vashon High School, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, center, listens to eighth-grade students Delv
FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2012 file photo, during a fact-finding tour of Vashon High School, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, center, listens to eighth-grade students Delvion Mitchell, 14, and Makayla Lewis, 14, as they discuss social issues they have encountered at school and what they have learned from them, in St. Louis. Five more states have been granted relief from key requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, bringing the total to 24 states given waivers, the Education Department said Friday, June 29, 2012. Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah and Virginia will be freed from the No Child Left Behind requirement that all students test proficient in math and science by 2014, a goal the nation remains far from achieving. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes, File) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT