Politico reports:

The House has passed a partisan bill to update the No Child Left Behind education law that would maintain annual testing in schools but reduce the federal role in identifying and fixing failing schools.
The White House has threatened to veto the Republicans’ bill, which House Democrats widely opposed because they say it abdicates the federal government’s role in protecting historically underserved groups of children. 
Backers said the bill, which passed 218 to 213, would give much needed relief and flexibility to states and districts. The focus now shifts to the Senate, where lawmakers continue debate on a bipartisan bill to update the President George W. Bush-era law.


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