04/26/2011 01:08 pm ET Updated Jun 26, 2011

Duncan Doles Out NCLB Waivers As Rewrite Lags

With Secretary Arne Duncan at the helm, the U.S. Department of Education is gradually--and sometimes quietly--chipping away at key parts of the No Child Left Behind Act as states and districts demand more relief from the elusive goal that all students be what the law terms "proficient" in reading and math by 2014.

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