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No Child Left Behind, And Tacoma Billboards

Ross Reynolds
08/10/2011 at 12:00 p.m.

No Child Left Behind Opt Out: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced this week that states can opt out of parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law that President George W. Bush signed in 2001. The original law says 100 percent of kids need to be proficient in math and reading by 2014. But now the education department will waive that requirement for states if they adopt new education reforms that the Obama administration is backing. Joining us with more is Justin Hamilton, press secretary for the United States Department of Education.

Tacoma: No More Digital Billboards Tacoma's City Council has picked a fight with media giant Clear Channel by banning big digital billboards. Earlier the City Council had agreed to let Clear Channel put up some digital billboards if the company removed conventional ones. But yesterday the City Council backed out of that deal.

Health Impacts Of Climate Change, Part 2: Heat waves kill more people than any other natural disaster. It's one reason why local emergency planners prepare for heat events. In the second part of our report, KUOW's Ruby de Luna looks at Seattle–King County Public Health's response to heat events and some of the challenges in reaching out to vulnerable communities.


Justin Hamilton is press secretary for the US Department of Education.

Marty Campbell was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2009 and represents Council District 4.

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