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Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind

Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind

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KGMI News Reporting

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington will lose control of about $40 million of federal education funding.

The state is losing its waiver for the No Child Left Behind Law.

The waiver is being taken away because Washington did not meet requirements to use standardized test results in teacher evaluations.

Rich Wood with the Washington Education Association says the state was right not to meet that requirement.

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Forty-two other states have waivers but Washington is the first state to lose one.

The change may lead to severe cuts and teacher layoffs.

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