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August 28, 2015

Nearly Half of States Opted to Hit Accountability Snooze Button

For those states, results from tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards won't have an effect on school ratings, at least for the school year that just ended.

August 21, 2015

NCLB Waivers Renewed for Four States; South Dakota's Put on 'High Risk'

Unlike last week's renewals, in which each state locked in generous three-year waiver extensions, this round of states secured only a one-year renewal.

August 13, 2015

Maine, Michigan Snag Three-Year NCLB Waiver Renewals

Both Maine and Michigan received three-year renewals of their NCLB waivers, meaning they won't have to request another during President Barack Obama's tenure.

August 06, 2015

Seven States Get NCLB Waiver Renewals

The states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.

August 05, 2015

Which States Have NCLB Waiver Renewals? And How Long Will They Last?

Having trouble keeping track of which states have been renewed and which are still waiting? We've got a map for that.

July 23, 2015

Seven States Get NCLB Waiver Renewals, Including Opt-Out Friendly Oregon

Alaska, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah can keep their flexibility from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act, no matter what happens with a pending rewrite of the law.

July 09, 2015

Five States Receive NCLB Waiver Renewals From the Education Department

Delaware, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina all had their waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act approved, but some got longer waivers than others.

June 30, 2015

What Should the Next Version of Accountability Look Like?

Under one vision, states and the federal government would set goals for student achievement, but the states would be able to use any strategies they wanted to get there.

June 18, 2015

Waiver States Seek Leeway for English-Learners' Impact on School Ratings

Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.

June 08, 2015

Some NCLB Waiver States Worry Accountability 'Pause' Comes With Strings

The flexibility under the NCLB law comes with an asterisk: States will still need to set student achievement targets, known as "AMOs," for the 2014-15 school year.

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