Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice says the state's waiver from No Child Left Behind will make schools more accountable -- but "for the right things." Just days after the state received the waiver, Bice celebrated the step, and officials say the state plans to unveil its new accountability system in July. "No Child Left Behind, when it was enacted, was exactly what we needed at that time," Bice said. "(But) it was beginning to yield unintended and somewhat negative consequences."

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