President Obama to sign No Child Left Behind overhaul

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WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill on Thursday that replaces the landmark No Child Left Behind, which critics called unworkable and overreaching.

Students will still take the federally required statewide reading and math exams.

But the new law , called the Every Student Succeeds Act, encourages states to limit the time students spend on testing and diminishes the high stakes for underperforming schools.