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Minnesota seeks relief from 'No Child Left Behind' law

The waiver asks that the state be relieved of some of the law's provisions -- including the requirement that all students be proficient in English and math by 2014.
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The waiver asks that the state be relieved of some of the law's provisions -- including the requirement that all students be proficient in English and math by 2014.

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