Minden Press-Herald

Sep 21st

‘No Child’ left behind?

Louisiana joins other states requesting exemption from act

Louisiana has joined at least 25 other states in submitting a request for exemptions from the federal "No Child Left Behind Act."

State officials say the proposal stresses the importance of schools preparing students for either college or post-high school career training.

The latest version of Louisiana's waiver request has been posted on the education department website. First unveiled Febtuary 7, the request was tweaked during a public comment period. Officials planned to submit it to federal officials Tuesday.

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