States can now get waivers from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era education law. In exchange they’ll have to come up with ways on the state level to boost student achievement and close gaps in performance. Alaska and other states have long criticized the law, saying it over-tests students and doesn’t account for the uniqueness of places like rural Alaska.
Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage contributed to this report.
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