5 more states granted NCLB waivers

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5 more states granted NCLB waivers
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FILE – In this Monday, June 25, 2012 file photo, during a fact-finding tour of Vashon High School, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, center, listens to eighth-grade students Delvion Mitchell, 14, and Makayla Lewis, 14, as they discuss social issues they have encountered at school and what they have learned from them, in St. Louis. Five more states have been granted relief from key requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, bringing the total to 24 states given waivers, the Education Department said Friday, June 29, 2012. Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah and Virginia will be freed from the No Child Left Behind requirement that all students test proficient in math and science by 2014, a goal the nation remains far from achieving.

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Figures released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Education show that most of 37 high schools in Southwest Michigan either held the line or improved scores on the Michigan Merit Exam taken by juniors.

KALAMAZOO, MI – Most of 37 high schools in Southwest Michigan held the line or saw improvement this year in math, reading and writing scores on the Michigan Merit Exam, results released Thursday by state  education officials show.

In the test taken by juniors this spring, students at Mattawan High School were tops in each category among area schools, with more than half testing proficient or better in math and 78 percent testing at that level in both reading and writing.

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