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W.Va. Files NCLB Waiver

September 10, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

CHARLESTON (AP) - State education officials are seeking a reprieve from the federal education accountability law better known as No Child Left Behind.

The state Department of Education said it submitted the waiver request with the U.S. Department of Education.

When announcing plans to seek a waiver in February, state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple said it would give the state the flexibility to offer a well-rounded curriculum that will not focus on standardized test scores.

The federal law aims for all children to meet grade-level reading and math standards by 2014.

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