Georgia to pursue continued waiver from No Child Left Behind

Georgia will pursue another waiver from requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The state’s current waiver expires at the end of this school year, and the U.S. Department of Education is offering renewals. Matt Cardoza, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Education, said the state will request one.

The waivers were given in exchange for commitments by states to set “ambitious” yet “achievable” student progress goals with a focus on improving low-performing schools.

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