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February 10, 2014

Is Minnesota the Gold Standard for NCLB Waiver Implementation?

While Minnesota's federal monitoring report is nearly flawless, Oregon and Arkansas are struggling to implement the requirements for turning around their lowest-performing schools.

January 31, 2014

Education Department Awards More Testing, Teacher-Evaluation Flexibility

Connecticut, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Vermont got approval to avoid double-testing students, while Kentucky won a one-year delay in teacher-evaluation implementation.

January 27, 2014

NCLB Waivers: More Monitoring Reports, S.C. Gets Teacher Evaluation Extension

While South Carolina had relatively minor problems, the U.S. Department of Education found bigger problems with No Child Left Behind Act waiver implementation in Nevada, new reports show.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs Pledge to Not Share Student Data With Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept.

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 15, 2014

Will Indiana Drop Common-Core Standards for Good?

In his state of the state speech last night, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence offered perhaps his strongest indication yet that he wants the state to drop entirely out of the common core.

January 13, 2014

Is the Education Department Nitpicking States Over NCLB Waivers?

After New York is dinged for not putting a list of reward schools online versus sending out a press release, some are wondering if federal officials are monitoring the right things.

January 06, 2014

Waiver States Struggle With Priority Schools, English-Learners, Ed. Dept. Finds

Mississippi and Idaho have some of the biggest problems, according to a new wave of No Child Left Behind Act monitoring reports from the U.S. Department of Education.

December 17, 2013

Are NCLB Waiver States Intervening in the Right Schools?

New research on No Child Left Behind Act waivers finds far fewer schools being identified for interventions in waiver states, raising questions about whether the right schools are being targeted.

November 26, 2013

Arizona's NCLB Waiver in Jeopardy Over Teacher Evaluations

The U.S. Department of Education also reaffirmed that Oregon and Kansas are still in hot water with their No Child Left Behind Act waivers.

November 26, 2013

12 NCLB-Waiver States Want Extra Year for Full Teacher-Evaluation Rollout

Maryland and North Carolina, both Race to the Top states, are among those that want to delay part of their teacher-evaluation implementation under their No Child Left Behind Act waivers.

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