New Jersey and 10 other states apply for No Child Left Behind waivers

    New Jersey and 10 other states have applied for a waiver that gets around the No Child Left Behind proficiency requirements.

    The Associated Press reports Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee have also sought relief in time for yesterday’s first-round deadline.

    Back in September, President Barack Obama announced that states who do things like develop better teacher evaluation systems can apply for a waiver to get around the student test score requirements.

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