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"No Child Left Behind" Waivers

Watch Complete Episode: August 9, 2013 »

San Francisco, Oakland, and six other California cities were granted waivers from the strict requirements and tough sanctions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The school districts, which together encompass nearly 1 one million students, have one a year to re-allocate funding originally earmarked for tutoring and to implement an evaluation system that they proposed.


  • Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group
  • David Baker, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle

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