Obama gives states a way to waive No Child Left Behind provisions

Sept. 23, 2011
States that agree to policy changes won't have to meet law's 2014 deadlines regarding student proficiency

From The New York Times: President Barack Obama is offering to waive central provisions of the No Child Left Behind law for states that embrace his educational agenda. Administration officials say that states that agree to overhaul low-performing schools and adopt more rigorous teacher evaluation systems may apply for relief from the law's 2014 deadline for bringing all students to proficiency in reading and math

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