Va. bill to explore NCLB withdrawal may get gubernatorial approval

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) doesn't want his state to withdraw from NCLB and risk at least a portion of the $416 million in federal education funds it is slated to receive, but he's likely to sign a bill directing the state's board of education to study the option, a Kaine aide said. Many Virginia school leaders are frustrated thanks in part to the federal government's insistence that all in-state ELL students take grade-level tests instead of Virginia's English-proficiency test, said Virginia education department spokesman Charles B. Pyle.

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