President Obama will grant waivers from No Child Left Behind to 10 states on Thursday, and Tennessee is one of them.
The news comes nearly seven months after Gov. Bill Haslam and state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced they would submit an application requesting Tennessee be exempt from the decade-old federal education standards.
According to an AP report, a White House official confirmed Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and Oklahoma will all be offered waivers along with Tennessee.
In an address to members of the Chattanooga Rotary Club last week, Haslam said he thought Tennessee would be one of the first states to be granted a waiver.
Nooga.com will have more on this story as information becomes available.