State wants exemption from No Child Left Behind

SEATTLE (AP) -- Superintendent of Instruction Randy Dorn is making another attempt to get Washington excused from requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

His office has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education asking that Washington schools not be required to send letters home to parents explaining that they are not making adequate yearly progress and that kids can transfer to a school that is.

Dorn says those letters don't serve any useful purpose because nearly every school in the state is not making adequate yearly progress, according to the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Law.

As of 2014, the federal education law requires that nearly every student is doing math and reading at grade level. If even one kid doesn't pass statewide exams, their school probably won't be making adequate yearly progress.

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