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November 15, 2013

Arne Duncan to State Chiefs: Prove Critics Wrong by Setting the Bar Higher

U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told state chiefs that he's likely to revoke "one, two, or three" No Child Left Behind Act waivers as early as this summer.

November 15, 2013

Five Takeaways From the Education Department's NCLB Waiver About-Face

For better or for worse, the U.S. Department of Education is making it far simpler for states to get a No Child Left Behind Act waiver extension.

November 13, 2013

Education Department to Scale Back Key Waiver-Renewal Mandates

States seeking extended NCLB flexibility no longer would have to come up with plans to assure that poor and minority students have equal access to effective teachers, Politics K-12 has learned.

November 05, 2013

NCLB Waiver States Get Even More Time to Apply for Teacher-Evaluation Extension

States with waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act have until Nov. 22 to ask the U.S. Department of Education for more time to tie personnel decisions to student growth.

October 30, 2013

Ed. Dept.: Calif. Could Lose At Least $15 Million in Federal Funds Over Testing

The state risks federal grants for English-learners, turnaround schools, special education, and Title I in its clash with the U.S. Department of Education over what tests to give.

October 27, 2013

New Mexico Teachers' Unions Could Complicate NCLB Waiver Renewal

The Land of Enchantment was among the first states to get a waiver from NCLB law, so the dispute may well be a harbinger of what's to come in other states.

October 22, 2013

NCLB Waiver Approved for Puerto Rico

Three states, plus the Bureau of Indian Education, are still waiting for a response from the U.S. Department of Education on their waiver requests.

October 22, 2013

Advocacy Groups Urge Arne Duncan to Get Tough on NCLB Waivers

In a letter sent to the department today, these groups express deep concerns about waiver implementation, from how graduation rates are factored into accountability systems to how subgroups of at-risk students are being helped.

October 17, 2013

Flaws Found in Okla. A-F Grades Point to Bigger Problems With New Rating Systems

University researchers found that poor students fared better in D and F schools than they did in A and B schools, which has implications for No Child Left Behind waivers.

October 15, 2013

Education Department's Post-Government-Shutdown To-Do List

When federal Education Department employees return to work, their lengthy to-do list will include monitoring waivers, judging Race to the Top applications, and pursuing financial sanctions against Georgia.

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