House Republicans are pushing ahead with a plan to update the federal No Child Left Behind education law by shifting more control to states and school districts.
A hearing Thursday comes days after President Barack Obama freed 11 states from some of the law’s most stringent rules.
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To get the waivers, states had to submit plans and get the administration’s approval. The administration says it’s a stop-gap measure until Congress updates the law. Most agree it needs fixing.
Read more at Official Wire. By Kimberly Hefling, AP.