Washington state lost its waiver because it lacks a law tying student test scores to teacher evaluations, but now federal officials are delaying that requirement for waiver states that need more time.
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August 25, 2014
August 22, 2014
Michigan and Ohio will get to keep their NCLB waivers for another year, joining a growing group of states granted an extension while making changes to teacher evaluations.
August 19, 2014
Florida is unlikely to change a new state law on testing English language learners, despite objections from the U.S. Department of Education that it conflicts with the state's No Child Left Behind waiver requirements.
August 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for K-12 addresses the promise and pitfalls of the No Child Left Behind Act waivers.
August 15, 2014
Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.
August 14, 2014
Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin will get to keep their NCLB waivers for another year, but two of the extensions come with some pretty big asterisks.
August 12, 2014
Alexander and Kline are curious about the reasoning behind the department's seemingly schizophrenic approach to the teacher evaluation portion of the waivers
August 08, 2014
If the Beehive State had voluntarily ditched its waiver, it would have been the first state in the nation to do so.
August 07, 2014
August is a great time to take a deep dive into Head Start, extended learning time, and peer-reviewed assessments.
July 31, 2014
Georgia, Delaware, Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina are the latest to receive extensions of their flexibility from the U.S. Department of Education.