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Butterfield Cheers North Carolina's Waiver to No Child Left Behind

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today cheered the U.S. Department of Education for granting North Carolina flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) due to its commitment to prepare all students for college and career, and support effective teaching.

"This waiver will allow North Carolina educators increased autonomy to implement a more tailored, need specific approach to education," said Butterfield. "I commend the state for its continued dedication to academic achievement, and its valiant effort to improve the quality of education statewide."

North Carolina, along with seven additional states, will receive more flexibility with federal funds, and would no longer be confined to the one-size-fits-all federal mandate under NCLB.

This brings the number of states with waivers to 19.

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