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State given 1-year extension of waiver from No Child act

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 2:48 a.m.

The U.S. Education Department on Thursday granted Arkansas a one-year extension of the state's school accountability plan that excuses schools and districts from complying with key provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.

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