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December 20, 2011

Mass., Tenn. Praised in New Report on NCLB Waiver Plans

Four states were identified in a new Center for American Progress report as having key missing pieces in their NCLB waiver plans: Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Oklahoma.

December 15, 2011

Duncan's 82% NCLB Failure Prediction Way Off Base, New Data Show

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's warning about the proportion of schools that would "fail" under NCLB this year if Congress didn't rewrite the law was 34 percentage points too high, says a new Center on Education Policy report.

December 14, 2011

An Insider's Guide to the 11 NCLB Waiver Plans

Check out Education Week's series of stories on what's inside the applications for No Child Left Behind waivers that 11 states have submitted so far to the U.S. Department of Education.

December 07, 2011

NCLB Waivers: Montana Says No Thanks

Montana schools' chief Denise Juneau cited the financial cost as one reason her state won't seek a waiver from No Child Left Behind.

December 02, 2011

NCLB Waiver Plans: How Important Are Subgroups and AMOs?

The first round of state applications for flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act raises significant questions about the future of state-led accountability systems.

November 17, 2011

Transparency Watch: NCLB Waiver Judges Identified

The field of 21 judges who will help decide which states get a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act is dominated by education policy experts with deep experience working for state departments of education.

November 15, 2011

11 States Meet Early-Bird Deadline for NCLB Waivers

Four Race to the Top states—Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, and Tennessee—are among the 11 trying to win the first waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.

October 25, 2011

Transparency Watch: Secret (For Now) NCLB Waiver Judges

The U.S. Department of Education will keep secret, for now, the names of the peer reviewers who will judge states' applications for waivers under No Child Left Behind.

October 24, 2011

NCLB Waivers: Part of Obama's Re-Election Strategy

The Obama administration's plan to grant waivers to states from No Child Left Behind is becoming part of a broader re-election strategy that's meant to emphasize the president's action in the face of Congressional deadlock.

October 21, 2011

Obama Admin. Concerned With Harkin-Enzi Accountability

Sounds like the Obama administration is less than thrilled with the accountability provisions in a bill passed out of the Senate education committee yesterday.

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