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WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation could soon have a new education law covering public schools as the House prepares to vote on a long-sought rewrite of the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act.

House members are expected to vote on a bill Wednesday, followed by a Senate vote next week.

The bill would roll back much of the George W. Bush-era law by returning to states responsibility for judging the performance of schools and teachers — with Washington having substantially less authority to tell schools how to improve.

The bill would continue the requirement for annual testing of children in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school. But it would end federal efforts to tie scores to teacher evaluations and to encourage schools to embrace academic standards such as Common Core.

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