TX: U.S. grants Texas a waiver on No Child Left Behind rules

Dallas News: AUSTIN -- Texas got a reprieve on Monday from federal education rules that would have labeled as failing almost every school district in the state.

The U.S. Department of Education granted Texas a long-awaited waiver from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, the signature domestic policy of President George W. Bush. There is broad agreement that the 2001 law needs an overhaul but Congress has failed to act.

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