26 States Seek Relief from NCLB

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Thursday, March 1, 2012

More than half of all states applied by this week's new deadline to be freed from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, the Education Department said Wednesday.

The Obama administration is allowing states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students along with other changes to get a waiver around the law. Recently, 11 states that applied for a waiver under an earlier deadline were given waivers.

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