No Child Left Behind: 10 States Receive Waivers From Education Law’s Sweeping Requirements | Huffington Post | Kimberly Hefling & Ben Feller | 2/9/12

"No Child Left Behind" sculpture (wi... WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students.

The 10 states to receive the waivers are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

A total of 28 other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have show signs that they plan to seek waivers which suggests just how vast the law’s burdens have become as a big 2014 compliance deadline nears.

No Child Left Behind requires all students to be proficient in reading and math, schools that don’t meet requirements for two years or longer face increasingly tough consequences, including busing children to higher-performing schools, offering tutoring and replacing staff.

For full article see: No Child Left Behind: 10 States Receive Waivers From Education Law’s Sweeping Requirements.

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