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July 02, 2014

Ed. Dept. to Offer Some Waiver States Time, Flexibility On Teacher Evaluation

Some states with NCLB waivers will be able to extend that flexibility for a year, even as they negotiate revisions to their teacher-evaluation systems with the Education Department.

July 01, 2014

Waiverless Washington State Wants Out of Key NCLB Requirement

Randy Dorn, Washington's state chief, doesn't think schools that miss achievement targets should have to notify parents.

June 30, 2014

NCLB Waiver States Struggle to Turn Around Low-Performing Schools

An Education Week analysis of recent federal monitoring reports finds that many states were hard-pressed to turn around the bottom 5 percent of schools and help schools with persistent achievement gaps.

June 25, 2014

Ed. Dept. Expected to Release Draft Criteria for State Tests This Summer

A U.S. Education Department official overseeing the process tells state assessment officials to expect the initial draft this summer, and the final in the winter, after more input and public comment.

June 18, 2014

Five Items on Arne Duncan's Summer To-Do List

From state assessments and school turnarounds to teacher equity, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and company won't get much time to kick back and work on their tans.

June 12, 2014

Delay in Education Appropriations Process Angers Republicans

The Senate committee responsible for funding education has postponed the markup up of its federal fiscal 2015 spending bill, and Republicans are angry.

June 10, 2014

Gates Foundation: Teachers, Students Should Get Two-Year Accountability Pause

"A rushed effort to apply the assessments could punish teachers as they're trying new things," a Gates Foundation official wrote in announcing the group's new stance.

May 29, 2014

California Districts Stumble on CORE Waiver, Ed. Dept. Finds

A federal review of the California districts that won a waiver from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act shows delays and changes to major strategies for dealing with the lowest-achieving schools.

May 27, 2014

Florida Districts Seek Federal Clarification on Waiver Renewal

School systems in Florida are worried that an NCLB waiver-renewal decision will arrive too close to the start of the 2014-15 school year for adequate planning.

May 13, 2014

Wyoming Tells Schools to Gird for Next School Year Without an NCLB Waiver

The Wyoming Department of Education tells schools that it's too late for a final decision on its pending No Child Left Behind Act waiver application in time for the 2014-15 school year.

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