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.
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July 02, 2014
July 01, 2014
Randy Dorn, Washington's state chief, doesn't think schools that miss achievement targets should have to notify parents.
June 30, 2014
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.