by Sean Whaley
Nevada News Bureau

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August 8, 2012
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Feds approve Nevada waiver from No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Department of Education today approved Nevada's request for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act in exchange for state-developed accountability measures.

Nevada's accountability plan is designed to prepare all students for college and career readiness, substantially raise the achievement of the lowest achieving students, and support effective teaching and administration.

Nevada's state-developed plan creates the Nevada School Performance Framework, a new system for classifying, rewarding, and supporting school performance. In addition to looking at student proficiency, Nevada will now be able to analyze and use student growth data and other measures in determining school and district …

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