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Flexibility

Flexibility is a relatively new concept in the realm of public education funding that was introduced by the No Child Left Behind Act. Through that law, school districts were granted unprecedented control over the distribution of federal funds through the education process and, in return, are significantly accountable to the federal and state governments for student performance results. In addition to funding, flexibility is an important element in the way that schools, districts, and states meet other requirements of NCLB, for instance in the use of growth models and alternative assessments.
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