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Some Calif. School Districts Get 'No Child Left Behind' Waivers

Eight large urban school districts in California will open the school year with new flexibility to reduce the emphasis on standardized tests and set their own standards for student success, under an unprecedented waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act that the U.S. Department of Education granted on Tuesday.

The districts, which include Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, will also have more freedom to decide how to spend about $150 million in federal funds meant to help low-income and low-performing students.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Excellent. Now they can make real progress as they grade students on their equality and social justice achievements.

  • Acosmist||

    No sense pretending everyone can be above average.

  • comicalcupcake||

    There should be no Department of Education, and Congress shouldn't be able to appropriate funds to bribe states to do anything that the federal government isn't authorized to do itself (e.g. regulate education). So, it's a start, but a pretty meager one.