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More Children Left Behind

June 27, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has approved New Hampshire’s request for a waiver freeing the state from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, giving the state more flexibility in using a school accountability system.

Education officials said Under No Child Left Behind, about 75 percent of the state’s schools would have been labeled as “failing” next year under proficiency requirements.

Gov. Maggie Hassan said. “By receiving this waiver, New Hampshire will continue to protect its most underserved students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction while also pursuing needed comprehensive reforms and protecting local control.”

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I don’t really think I need to add anything to this.  It’s really sad that so little is expected of our very expensive schools.


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