NJ’s No Child Left Behind Waiver Extended

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -

New Jersey has been granted a one-year extension of its waiver freeing it from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, federal officials announced Friday.

The extension, one of 30 granted to states by the Obama administration in recent months, allows schools to avoid sanctions unless every student in the state scored proficiently on tests.

Federal education officials said New Jersey has put several changes into place that go beyond the law’s requirements. That includes establishing a model curriculum divided into smaller learning units that are aligned to college- and career-readiness standards.