- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma has been granted another one-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Education that will allow the state to avoid the implications of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education announced in a news release Thursday that it had been granted the waiver for the 2015-2016 school year.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says the waiver is good news for Oklahoma schools, but underscores the need for an end to the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Hofmeister says the waiver could be extended another two years if the Oklahoma State Department of Education demonstrates significant progress by next year in improving education and preparing high school graduates for college and careers.

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