LANSING, Mich. – The U.S. Department of Education has granted Michigan a waiver from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind act, MLive reported.
Instead of aiming for 100 percent of students scoring proficient by 2014, the Department of Education has accepted Michigan’s goal of 85 percent of students scoring proficient by 2022, according to MLive.
Details will be available when Michigan’s final agreement with the federal government is released, MLive reported.
SOURCE: MLive, “Michigan schools now free from No Child Left Behind demand of perfection, but federal waiver requires changes,” July 19, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Education Report, “Michigan denied NCLB waiver," June 30, 2012