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Obama signs law to replace 'No Child Left Behind'

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 01:57

President Obama signs a sweeping education reform bill that shifts power from the federal government to the state on issues of school performance and accountability. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Obama signed a sweeping education reform bill on Thursday that replaces the "No Child Left Behind" law. In a bill signing ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Obama said, "Today I'm proud to sign a law that's gonna make sure that every student is prepared to succeed in the 21st century." The new law, called the "Every Student Succeeds Act" is a bipartisan measure passed by the House and Senate. The law seeks to shift decision-making power from the federal government back into the hands of state and local officials in areas including accountability and school performance.

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Obama signs law to replace 'No Child Left Behind'

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 01:57