A major overhaul to school accountability has cleared the Senate and now makes its way to the President's desk.
FOX's Jared Halpern has more at the White House:
The re-write of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law shifts power from the federal government to states in evaluating how schools and teachers are performing...
The Senate approving the measure 85-12, after a bipartisan vote in the House. President Obama will sign the bill here tomorrow.
While there will be federally mandated testing for reading and math from third to eighth grades, the reform measure encourages states to set caps on how much time is spent preparing for and taking tests and limits the Department of Education from directing local school districts on how to assess performance.
At the White House, Jared Halpern, FOX News.