The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi74° Sunny

Tonight

Lo50° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi74° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo44° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi67° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo43° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi66° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo44° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi72° Partly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo45° Partly Cloudy

New rules to govern tutors operating under No Child Left Behind

Send to Kindle
Print This

Thousands of low-income families in Washington state are getting an enticing offer in the mail this month: Free homework help for their kids, provided mainly by private tutoring companies.

It’s all due to Washington losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which says 100 percent of students should be passing state math and reading tests this year. Because Washington schools largely aren’t meeting that standard, school districts must redirect 20 percent of their federal Title I money — about $40 million annually statewide — to help pay for the extra tutoring efforts.

View my options or Sign in