Obama wants to raise reading, math standards under NCLB

All states will be required to prove that their reading and math standards put students on track for college or careers under a plan President Barack Obama announced today -- part of his effort to overhaul No Child Left Behind. States will have to sign on to a set of national standards that are in development or certify that their standards make students "college- and career-ready." The states that meet these expectations would qualify for $14.5 billion in Title I funding -- which helps the country's poorest students.

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