Nevada granted waiver from No Child Left Behind
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Obama administration has approved Nevada's request to substitute its own student achievement and teacher accountability standards for the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Nevada's plan creates the Nevada School Performance Framework for classifying and rewarding school performance.
The waiver was announced Wednesday by Gov. Brian Sandoval and state Superintendent James Guthrie.
Sandoval says the waiver represents "a new day" for education in Nevada.
The state applied for a waiver in February, but officials reworked Nevada's application after receiving feedback from the U.S Department of Education.
Nevada is one of 33 states and the District of Columbia that have been granted waivers from the federal education law.