The House Education and the Workforce Committee approved two bills on Tuesday that would take the place of No Child Left Behind. Under one bill, the "Student Success Act," the federal education law's Adequate Yearly Progress standard would be eliminated and states would be directed to design their own systems for evaluating students' progress. The second bill eliminates No Child Left Behind's "highly qualified teacher" measure and requires states to develop systems for evaluating teachers. The measures are expected to pass in the House, but it is unclear whether they will be approved in the Senate.
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