Texas gets waiver from No Child Left Behind

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Texas schools on Monday got a reprieve from the increasingly onerous provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The long-awaited decision from the U.S. Department of Education matters to the 85 percent of Texas school districts that would have been deemed failing under federal standards that require more than 90 percent of students to pass the state’s standardized tests in reading and math. Next year, 100 percent of students must pass.

Now, only the 15 percent of lowest performing schools will be subject to federal sanctions.

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