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February 08, 2013

Five Important Questions About NCLB Waiver Implementation

How states will be held accountable for their No Child Left Behind waiver is one of the key questions going forward.

February 07, 2013

Ed. Trust Slams NCLB Waivers for Neglecting At-Risk Students

A new report identifies four big issues with the No Child Left Behind waivers.

February 05, 2013

Governors, State Chiefs Renew Plea for NCLB Rewrite

In a letter to congressional leaders, 10 state and local government groups grew more critical of the Obama administration's waivers granted under the No Child Left Behind Act.

January 08, 2013

Senate Panel to Take a Closer Look at NCLB Waivers

The Senate Education committee is likely to hold an oversight hearing on the NCLB waivers, which so far haven't gotten much formal congressional scrutiny.

January 04, 2013

California Gets Official NCLB Waiver Rejection Letter

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said California's request for an NCLB waiver does not meet the "high bar" needed for a waiver.

October 17, 2012

Idaho Wins NCLB Waiver

Idaho joins 33 other states plus the District of Columbia that have designed their own accountability systems under waivers from No Child Left Behind that have been granted by the U.S. Department of Education.

October 16, 2012

Should School Goals Under NCLB Waivers Vary by Race, Ethnicity?

When setting goals new goals for schools and groups of at-risk students as part of the No Child Left Behind waiver process, what should matter more: proficiency rates six years from now, or the rate of growth?

October 03, 2012

NCLB Waivers: Accountability Issues to Watch

The Center on Education Policy has two new reports pinpointing trouble spots in implementation of waiver plans under the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 06, 2012

In Surprise Move, Texas to Apply for NCLB Waiver

Until now, Texas had been noncommittal about whether to seek flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act from the U.S. Department of Education.

August 29, 2012

Virginia and U.S. Ed. Dept. Agree to NCLB Waiver Do Over

Virginia has agreed to revise its annual academic targets to make more progress on closing the achievement gap after a firestorm of publicity surrounded its No Child Left Behind waiver plan.

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