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September 30, 2013

Texas Wins NCLB Waiver After Making Big Changes to Plan

Texas, which has shunned Race to the Top and the common core, becomes the 43rd recipient of a No Child Left Behind Act waiver.

September 30, 2013

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

Oct. 25 is the new deadline for states to apply to the U.S. Department of Education for extra time to tie personnel decisions to new teacher evaluations.

September 20, 2013

U.S. House Kicks Off Renewal of Career and Technical Education Legislation

Career and Technical Education legislation has always been bipartisan. Lawmakers in the House are hoping that an upcoming reauthorization can continue the tradition.

September 10, 2013

Arizona and Education Department in NCLB Waiver Standoff

Arizona and federal officials are arguing over the weight given to graduation rates in the state accountability system and the use of student growth in its teacher-evaluation system.

September 09, 2013

Arne Duncan to California: We Can't Approve Your Testing Plan in 'Good Conscience'

California's plan to dump most of its state testing program as it muddles through the transition to new tests aligned to the common core got a major rejection letter from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today.

September 06, 2013

Tony Bennett Grading Scandal: New Report Offers Lessons for Other States

A new report commissioned by legislative leaders in Indiana finds that the changes made to the state's grading system, which benefited a charter school run by a top political donor, were "plausible."

September 03, 2013

Transparency Watch: Will We See Ed. Dept.'s Waiver Data Analysis?

The U.S. Department of Education will base part of its decision to renew a state's waiver on data analyses that it has not committed to making public.

August 29, 2013

Arne Duncan Attaches More Strings to NCLB Waiver Renewals

The U.S. Department of Education is expecting states to up the ante on teacher quality if they want another two years of flexibility under No Child Left Behind Act waivers.

August 20, 2013

Pennsylvania Gets Its No Child Left Behind Act Waiver, Just in Time

Pennsylvania joins 41 other states, the District of Columbia, and eight California districts in getting a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act.

August 20, 2013

NCLB Waiver for CORE Districts Is Bad Policy, 'Insiders' Say

Seventy-five percent of those surveyed by Whiteboard Advisers think the No Child Left Behind Act waiver granted to eight California districts is bad policy.

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