Virginia gets waiver to get out of No Child Left Behind law

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jun 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-29 17:56:50-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Virginia and four other states have been granted waivers to get out of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.

The law requires all students to be proficient in math and reading by 2014. Some state education leaders have called those requirements unrealistic. As the deadline approaches, many schools still aren't meeting the guidelines.

The waivers will allow Virginia to develop its own accountability plan for schools, focusing on preparing students for college and improving teacher effectiveness.