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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