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September 23, 2014

New Study: Adequate Yearly Progress Not So Bad

A new study shows that NCLB's accountability system may not be as bad as some people think.

September 22, 2014

Three More NCLB Waivers Extended

The U.S. Department of Education has extended three additional No Child Left Behind waivers, for Alabama, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

September 17, 2014

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks Waivers, Competitive Grants

In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.

September 16, 2014

Which NCLB Waiver States May Delay Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations?

At least 17 waiver recipients say they are likely to take the U.S. Department of Education up on its recent offer to postpone using student achievement data in teacher evaluations this school year.

September 15, 2014

CORE Districts' NCLB Waiver Extended, But Placed on "High Risk" Status

That means the districts—including Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Sanger, and Santa Ana Unified School Districts—have some work to do if they want to keep their waiver in the 2015-16 school year and beyond.

September 12, 2014

Duncan: Waivers Did Not Prevent Congress From Updating NCLB

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down for an interview with Education Week and talked No Child Left Behind, waivers, and Congress.

September 04, 2014

Where Do NCLB Waiver States Stand On Extensions?

Kansas is the very first state to shed the "high-risk" label.

September 02, 2014

Tutoring Companies Stand to Cash In on States That Lose Waivers

Tutoring companies see an opportunity in states shifting back to No Child Left Behind's requirements, like Washington State and Oklahoma.

August 28, 2014

Oklahoma Loses Waiver Over Academic Standards; Indiana, Kansas Waivers Extended

The U.S. Department of Education approved No Child Left Behind waiver extensions for Indiana and Kansas, but not Oklahoma, which abandoned the common core earlier this summer.

August 27, 2014

Obama Administration's Education Policies at the Heart of New Lawsuit

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is on a warpath to repeal the common core and accompanying tests in Louisiana, plans to sue the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for forcing states to adopt the them.

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