Changes coming to No Child Left Behind education law

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(WIAT) — Changes are coming to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.

Late Wednesday night the House has narrowly passed a republican-led rewrite.

The new language dramatically reduces the role the federal government plays in education policy.

The bill gives states and local school districts more control over assessing the performance of schools, teachers and their students. It also prohibits the federal government from requiring or encouraging specific sets of academic standards, such as common core.

The Senate is debating a similar bill.

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