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RIDE looks for input on federal waiver

December 8, 2011

As state officials seek leniency from the federal government, they are asking the public to weigh in.

Rhode Island has already announced its intention to apply for a waiver from requirements set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The signature Bush Administration law created performance targets for public schools aimed at having all students proficient on standardized tests of English, Writing and Mathematics.

Many schools are unlikely to meet all of their targets in the coming years, and state officials have scheduled a public forum to discuss plans to apply for a waiver. The forum will be Monday, December 12th at 6:30 at the State Department of Education offices in downtown Providence.

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