New Mexico freed from federal school rating law

February 16, 2012 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is becoming the latest state to free itself from an unpopular federal system of rating public schools.

President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday granted New Mexico the flexibility to implement its own school grading program rather than follow the mandates of the No Child Left Behind law.

State Education Secretary Hanna Skandera called it a “huge first step” in education refLogin to read more

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