Ed. Dept., Virginia Stumble Over Waiver
Flawed achievement-gap targets set for revision
Less than two months after granting Virginia a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act, the U.S. Department of Education has backtracked on its unconditional approval. The move came after the state widely publicized new academic-achievement targets for schools that do little, if anything, to close the gaps between low-performing groups of students, such as blacks and Hispanics,...
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