Group Says Waivers May Hurt Grad Rates
Some of the applications submitted by 11 states seeking waivers from major requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act could undermine efforts to improve graduation rates, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education. In a policy brief issued last week, the Washington-based alliance says that "the treatment of high school graduation rates in many state accountability indexes may reverse progress made in recent years to ensure accurate graduation rates are fully included...
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