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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.

August 08, 2012

Nevada Hits NCLB Waiver Jackpot

Nevada joins 33 other states plus the District of Columbia in gaining flexibility through waivers under No Child Left Behind.

May 01, 2012

Ed. Department Offers States Feedback on Waivers

The second round of states-26 plus the District of Columbia-that applied to the U.S. Department of Education for wiggle room from the No Child Left Behind law got feedback on their requests in a round of letters sent April 17.

April 20, 2012

'Secret Meeting' in South Carolina Held to Quash ESEA Waiver

South Carolina Superintendent Mick Zais said he walked into a meeting he wasn't invited to where U.S. Rep. James Clyburn and former South Carolina Governor Richard Riley were at work convincing Education Secretary Arne Duncan not to approved the state's waiver.

March 30, 2012

Think NCLB Waivers Mean an End to SES? Think Again

Florida got a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act giving districts freedom from having to set aside money for tutoring, but the state legislature stepped in and will keep the requirement for at least next school year.

March 26, 2012

State Chiefs to Duncan: Don't 'Undermine' Us With District Waivers

State education chiefs told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan they oppose the idea of federal officials bypassing states and working directly with districts on No Child Left Behind Act flexibility.

March 19, 2012

Education Department Pursues NCLB Waivers for Districts

Top U.S. Department of Education officials are signaling that once states are given a chance to apply for waivers in September during a third round of judging, federal officials plan to open up some sort of flexibility options for districts, too.

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