The Associated Press, in a story carried on, reports that the U.S. Department of Education will honor requests from states affected by Hurricane Katrina to have their No Child Left Behind requirements relaxed until they can address the devastation they are facing. As a result of the hurricane, hundreds of thousands of students will be going to school in different districts, and keeping up with their progress in compliance with NCLB rules will be no easy task. “You can be assured that the red tape will be put in the drawer,” said Deputy Education Secretary Ray Simon.