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A federal program that set aside millions of dollars to provide remedial help for struggling students from low-income families quietly came to an end in Texas last month. During a news conference to announce that the state had been granted a general waiver from No Child Left Behind, the 2001 federal education law, Michael L. Williams, the education commissioner, cast the change as one of many that would give districts more authority over their underperforming schools.

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