Wash., Wis. Win US 'No Child Left Behind' Waivers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Education plans to announce that two more states have won their bid to be relieved of some requirements of the federal "No Child Left Behind" Law.

The announcement is expected Friday.

Washington and Wisconsin are joining 24 other states that have earned waivers from the federal education law.

Washington state education officials confirmed their state's waiver.

The Wisconsin waiver was reported by The New York Times.

The waivers are considered a temporary measure while Education Secretary Arne Duncan continues to work with Congress to rewrite the law.

Washington state schools chief Randy Dorn says the waiver will lift the requirement that all students pass both the state reading and math tests by 2014.

In return, Washington will need to show improvement in test scores for subgroups of students who have historically had lower scores than average.

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