Spellings proposes new NCLB flexibility for struggling schools

As many as 10 U.S. states will be able to tailor sanctions based on the extent to which schools miss their targets for adequate yearly progress, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said Tuesday in Minnesota, winning praise from some NCLB critics. "We can't afford to let struggling students and struggling schools slide further downhill," she said. "We need triage, if you will, around those neediest students."

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