Minnesota’s Waiver from ‘No Child Left Behind’

Under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, many Minnesota schools have been mislabeled as failures – even schools that perform at high levels.

Minnesota created an accountability system allowing us to be one of 10 states to be granted the waiver from NCLB.  The system has set the goal to reduce the achievement gap by 50% in the next 6 years.

The Minnesota Department of Education explains the Waiver Request.