11 states file bids for waivers from No Child Left Behind requirements

Eleven states filed requests for waivers from some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the Education Department said Tuesday. Bids were received from Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee, which all are asking to be released from requirements that students be proficient in math and reading by 2014 in exchange for developing their own systems of accountability. The 11 states are expected to receive a decision on the waivers in January, while another 28 states say they plan to seek waivers by the second deadline in mid-February.

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