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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:13am

AP: Georgia Gets Education Waiver

Updated: 2 years ago.
President Barack Obama will free 10 states Thursday from the strict requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, including Georgia. The move gives long-sought leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students. (Photo Courtesy of Casey Serin via Flickr.)

The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama will free 10 states Thursday from the strict requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. A White House official says Georgia is among the states.

The move gives long-sought leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students.

The law requires all students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014. Obama's action strips away that requirement in exchange for a viable substitute plan.

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