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May 13, 2014

What Happened to the Education Department's Teacher-Equity Strategy?

Now that the department has reversed course on a key aspect of waiver implementation dealing with teacher quality, some are wondering whether state and the feds have the bandwidth to tackle this difficult policy area.

May 12, 2014

Five Key Questions About the Ed. Department's Move on NCLB Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education made a big change to the piece of No Child Left Behind waiver implementation that has tripped up states the most: teacher evaluation.

May 09, 2014

Ed. Dept. to Extend NCLB Waivers Without Considering Teacher Evaluation

Some states would be given extensions based on their progress on two of the three big areas of waiver implementation (standards and assessments and turnarounds).

May 07, 2014

How Should NCLB Waiver States Keep an Eye On District Teacher-Evaluation Plans?

The stakes in keeping close watch on districts could be high for states—so far the department has put states on "high risk" status (meaning that they are in danger of losing a waiver) for problems relating to teacher evaluation.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Senate Budget Committee Quizzes Duncan on Waivers, Spending

Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.

May 05, 2014

Which NCLB Waiver State Will Be the First to Get Off High-Risk Status?

Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, each had until Thursday to submit a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education addressing the agency's concerns with their waivers.

May 02, 2014

California Districts Seek to Renew NCLB Waiver

In its request for an extension, CORE is asking the Education Department to give districts an extra year to reach full implementation of the new teacher-evaluation system. That would mean 2016-17, rather than 2015-16.

May 02, 2014

After Ditching Common Core, Indiana's NCLB Waiver is on Shaky Ground

Indiana, which recently became the first state to ditch the Common Core Standards, has landed itself in hot waiver water with the U.S. Department of Education.

April 30, 2014

Arne Duncan Makes Sales Pitch for Waivers, Turnarounds, Early Ed in Senate Hearing

No Child Left Behind waivers are not having a very good week on Capitol Hill.

April 29, 2014

House GOP, Democrats Hit Arne Duncan on NCLB Waivers

Key members of Congress told Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today that they're having a hard time following the administration's thinking when it comes to waiver policy.

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