WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) – For the first time, the Obama administration is granting an Indian tribal school flexibility from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.READ MORE: Broward Health ICU Head, Dr. Sunil Kumar: 'We Have Had Children Die;' COVID Cases Continue To Spike
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are hopeful the waiver becomes a model for other tribes around the country.
The waiver will allow the Miccosukee Indian School in Miami to have its own standard for measuring yearly progress—one that is different from the state’s. The school has 150 students.READ MORE: Florida's COVID-19 Cases Climb Sharply Once Again
Duncan says the school will have more freedom to emphasize the tribe’s culture and language, and the school’s standards in some cases will exceed state requirements.
The administration has already granted waivers to most states because meeting the targets set by No Child Left Behind proved unworkable.MORE NEWS: Theater, Arts, And Museums Helping To Restart South Florida's Economy
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