Mass., RI get No Child Left Behind extensions
By The Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) _
The U.S. Department of Education says the states were granted the extension because they have already implemented education reforms that go beyond the law’s requirements.
The federal government grants waivers from parts of the law to qualified states in exchange for state-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for students, close achievement gaps, increase equity and improve the quality of instruction.
The one-year extension allows the states to continue moving forward on the work they began with their initial flexibility requests.
Among other reasons,
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