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Iowa asks for freeze on No Child Left Behind targets

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Iowa is asking the federal government for a one year freeze on state targets under the No Child Left Behind rules. This comes after the Department of Education denied the state's request for a waiver from those requirements.

State officials say the freeze would buy Iowa more time to get out from under the math and reading targets. They would also avoid stiff penalties for failure to meet those standards including mandatory staff replacements.

 

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