President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.
State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is going to Rochester to discuss the state’s request for the waiver to sections of the federal No Child Left Behind law in the first stop in a statewide tour.
The Minnesota Department of Education is among the first group of states to apply for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law.
Nearly half of Minnesota schools didn’t make the grade under the federal No Child Left Behind law in 2011.
Minnesota will seek a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law, which could free state schools from some testing requirements and punishments in the nine-year-old law.