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Now that a waiver from a major portion of the No Child Left Behind Act has been granted to the Alabama Department of Education, implementation of the state's own accountability plan will continue to proceed. The Plan 2020 model for measuring school and student progress was presented to the State School Board. Schools will be measured on indicators such as student achievement, attendance, learning gains and effectiveness of teachers and leaders among others. Photo ID The Commissioner of the State Department of Senior Services is formulating a plan to help all citizens have access to a photo identification. Alabama's photo voter ID law will go into effect in June of 2014. Outgoing Secretary of State Beth Chapman recently announced citizens without acceptable forms of photo voter ID can receive a free ID by visiting Department of Public Safety offices, Board of Registrars offices or the Secretary of State's offices. Teacher Payroll Selma school teacher, LaTanglia Williams remains on the payroll despite being arrested months ago on charges of having sexual contact with students. The 36-year-old is on paid administrative leave from her job at Selma High School. Brother 2 Brother The new principal of St. Jude in Montgomery is starting two mentoring programs this fall. Principal Anthony Brock is inviting third graders and up to participate in the Brother 2 Brother or Sister 2 Sister mentoring programs. Brock hold two degrees from Alabama State University. He founded the programs in 2005 in Prattville. He says the programs are not connected with the national organization that has the same name. The number for more information is (334) 264-5376.