Congress plans to leave much-maligned No Child Left Behind law in the past
WASHINGTON -- Congress is gearing up to pass the first major education reform bill since the much-reviled 2011 No Child Left Behind Act -- a move that would grant Alaska considerably greater control over the state’s schools, from testing to curriculum.
“For Alaskans that have long felt that for 14 or 15 years having Washington, D.C., basically be the national school board is a bad idea… this is the change that they've been waiting for,” said Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. “This really gives the flexibility back to the states, back to the communities, back to the local school boards. And I... read more
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