New Hampshire will not to seek education law waiver now, could apply in February

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, at 10:04 p.m.

CONCORD, N.H. — The state of New Hampshire will not seek a waiver from the federal “No Child Left Behind” education law now but could apply for the second round of waivers in February.

Applications for the first round are due Nov. 14. The Concord Monitor reports that officials have submitted a letter of interest that will allow the state to seek a waiver in the future.

The U.S. Education Department has said a many states plan to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the law.

The plan allows states to scrap a key requirement that all children show they are proficient in reading and math by 2014. To qualify, the states must submit a plan showing how they will meet certain requirements.

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