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Official: Mass. to get waiver from ‘No Child Left Behind’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law today, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

The first 10 states to receive the waivers are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The only state that applied for the flexibility and did not get it, New Mexico, is working with the administration to get approval, a White House official told the AP.

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