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August 19, 2013

Financial Implications for NCLB Waiver States on 'High-Risk' Status

The U.S Department of Education could pursue financial penalties against states that are not complying with their No Child Left Behind waiver plans.

August 15, 2013

NCLB Waivers in Kansas, Oregon, Washington at 'High Risk'

Federal officials are threatening to revoke waivers for three states at the end of the 2013-14 school year over their failure to come up with new teacher-evaluation systems.

August 12, 2013

Maine Gets NCLB Waiver from U.S. Department of Education

Forty states, the District of Columbia, and eight California districts now have waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.

August 09, 2013

Six Questions About California CORE Districts' Waiver

Will districts immediately pull the plug on tutoring and choice? Will a new oversight panel provide true oversight? These are among new questions raised by the latest federal waiver.

August 08, 2013

Attention States: NCLB Waiver Renewal Guidance Expected Soon

A U.S. Department of Education official said that guidance on the renewal of No Child Left Behind Act waivers is expected by the end of August.

August 06, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Grants California Districts' CORE Waiver

Eight districts that educate 1 million students get unprecedented flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act to implement their own accountability system separate from California's.

August 01, 2013

Arne Duncan on Tony Bennett, NCLB Waivers, and ESEA Renewal

In a 30-minute, wide-ranging interview, the Education Secretary didn't seem worried about any bigger implications from Indiana's grade-changing scandal.

July 31, 2013

NCLB Waiver Implications From Indiana Grade-Changing Controversy

How aggressive will the U.S. Department of Education be in monitoring state grading systems, which are central to its No Child Left Behind waiver program.

July 29, 2013

More NCLB Waiver States Get Federal Approval for Teacher Evaluations

The U.S. Department of Education continues to quietly approve and negotiate over states' teacher-evaluation systems as part of its No Child Left Behind Act waiver process.

July 19, 2013

Unions Say CORE Waiver Creates 'Privatized Shadow' Education System

This week, the nine California districts applying for their own tailor-made NCLB waiver met with federal officials to try to seal the deal.

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