NH Seeks No Child Left Behind Waiver

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New Hampshire Governor John Lynch is urging federal education officials to approve a waiver freeing the state from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

In submitting the waiver request, Lynch argued that New Hampshire school districts are increasingly hampered by inflexible provisions in the law.

Lynch said the waiver would allow New Hampshire to use a new, more flexible accountability system.

He says New Hampshire has excellent schools, but proficiency requirements under the federal law have led to a "failing" label in almost every school district in the state.

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