Washington school districts unlikely to secure No Child waiver

Monday, May 12, 2014

The success of eight California school districts that won their own waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law has some in Washington wondering: Can school districts here do the same?

Probably not, say federal and state education officials. But that hasn’t stopped the idea of a district-level waiver from being bandied about in education policy circles.

Some school districts are discussing a district-level waiver as an option, even if they haven’t yet decided whether to pursue it.

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