U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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Colorado NCLB Waiver Will Further Encourage Bold Reform

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Washington, February 9, 2012 | comments

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) released the following statement today praising the Obama administration for granting Colorado and nine other states a waiver from onerous provisions of No Child Left Behind so that they can pursue their own reforms that improve student achievement and accountability. Polis will attend a White House event this afternoon at which President Obama will announce the waivers.

“Colorado’s waiver will allow our state to continue as a national leader in bold education reforms that improve student achievement and prepare all of our students for college or a career. The need for these waivers reinforces that No Child Left Behind must be reformed and that Congress must work in a bipartisan way to pass the Growth to Excellence Act, which Senator Udall and Senator Bennet authored and which I introduced today in the House. The keys to reform are getting accountability right at all levels, expanding and replicating what works, and changing what doesn’t work so we can improve all of our schools and boost student achievement.”

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