Obama Waives No Child Left Behind

    US President Barack Obama sits alongside students to take a group photograph after reading the book "Twas the Night Before Christmas," at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, December 17, 2010. Obama also read his own children's book, "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters," in a surprise visit to the suburban Washington elementary school. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Obama administration is going to loosen requirements from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Law for 10 states, according to an administration official. The states applied for a waiver that would let them substitute new, more flexible evaluation standards. Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee were all approved. New Mexico was denied, but they are working to get approval. No Child Left Behind required all students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014.

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