(BOISE) – After years of complaints about certain provisions in the “No Child Left Behind” law, the state of Idaho has finally been granted a waiver by the U.S. Department of Education. Public schools chief Tom Luna celebrated the move as a “great day for Idaho’s teachers, students, and schools.” The law required students to be proficient in reading and math in 2014, though the waiver allows Idaho and other states to develop viable alternative benchmarks.
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