Alabama Is Granted NCLB Waiver

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By Alabama News Network

Alabama has become the 38th state to get federal approval to put aside most of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law and use its own plan for measuring public school achievement.

 

The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that it has given Alabama a waiver.

 

Alabama's superintendent of education, Tommy Bice, said No Child Left Behind was a good place to start but its rigid "all or nothing" expectations for adequate yearly progress did not give schools credit for the growth they experienced.

 

Alabama's home-grown education plan is called Plan 2020. It seeks to have students ready for a career or college when they graduate high school.

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