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February 15, 2012

3rd-Round Waiver Deadline Set, Short-Term NCLB Relief Offered

States that need more time to work on their NCLB waiver proposals can seek a one-year freeze in their annual achievement targets to keep the list of schools not making AYP from growing.

February 15, 2012

NCLB Waiver Cheat Sheet: How to Win in the Second Round

The peer reviewers who judged the first round of No Child Left Behind waiver proposals found significant weaknesses in state plans, especially concerning special education students and English learners.

February 13, 2012

Maine, New Hampshire Won't Apply for NCLB Waiver Just Yet

In a letter from Maine's Stephen Bowen and New Hampshire's Virginia Barry sent to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today, the two said they need more time to figure out how to make the department's requirements for a waiver under No Child Left Behind mesh with their rural states

February 09, 2012

Ten States Get NCLB Waivers, New Mexico Has to Wait

Ten states were granted waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act today: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennesse—some of them conditionally. New Mexico will have to wait.

January 25, 2012

Business, Civil Rights Groups Blast Kline's NCLB Proposal

A top GOP lawmaker's plan for rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act amounts to a "rollback" of the law, 38 business, civil rights, and other advocacy organizations said in a letter sent to its author this week.

January 25, 2012

Harkin, Miller to Education Secretary: Set a High Bar for Waivers

Democratic education leaders in Congress voice concern about aspects of the 11 applications states have submitted so far for flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.

January 17, 2012

Santorum: Oops, I Voted the Wrong Way on NCLB

Sen. Rick Santorum expressed major remorse over his vote in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act.

January 11, 2012

Testing Champion Romney Sails to N.H. Victory

The former governor has the longest roster of education advisers among the GOP candidates. And he has a record in the Bay State of championing standards-based reform.

January 09, 2012

Transparency Watch: How 'Public' is NCLB Waiver Judging?

The U.S. Department of Education is refusing to make public formal feedback letters it sent to the 11 states seeking waivers under No Child Left Behind.

January 06, 2012

House GOP NCLB Proposal Would Scale Back Federal Role

House Republicans released a pair of bills today that would go the furthest of any proposal yet in dismantling the federal accountability at the heart of the decade-old No Child Left Behind Act.

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