Pa Granted Waiver From No Child Left Behind Act

08.21.13 | Bob Price

The U.S. Education Department Granted Pennsylvania a partial waiver from the 'No Child Left Behind'  School Evaluation law today.  This gives state officials the flexibility to make a plan to improve the schools on the state's own terms. Pennsylvania is the 41st state to receive a waiver, which eliminates the federal law that relies on standardized tests to measure progress  P.A. lawmakers say some of its goals proved too ambitious. The House has passed a rewrite.  A competing rewrite has been completed in the Senate, but a vote on that version has not been scheduled.