The US House of Representatives has votedto revamp NCLB, after years of failed efforts. The legislation will scale back the federal role in the education of American students, but retain testing requirements that are abhorred by many parents, teachers, and school districts.

Vote scheduled to Revamp NCLBThe measure, a compromise between House and Senate negotiators, is written in over 1,000 pages.  It gives states more authority in deciding how to judge teachers and improve schools.

The Senate will vote on the No Child Left Behind legislation early next week after the House vote.  President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law.

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., who led the House-Senate conference committee on the legislation, said Washington has been micromanaging the nation’s classrooms for too long.

“Today, we turn the page on the failed status quo and turn over to our nation’s parents and our state and local leaders the authority, flexibility and certainty they need to deliver children an excellent education,” he said.

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