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.
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August 21, 2015
August 10, 2015
The National Alliance for Public School Authorizers has created the Charter Operator Tracker for Florida authorizers, which are primarily school districts.
August 06, 2015
Under the state's renewed No Child Left Behind waiver, schools won't have to count the achievement of ELLs who have been in the country for less than two years for accountability purposes.
August 06, 2015
With the two additions, membership in WIDA, World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, is now at 36 states.
August 05, 2015
The district plans to undertake a $4 million curriculum overhaul and launch a new graduate certificate program to develop more qualified foreign language instructors.
July 21, 2015
It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.
June 26, 2015
Florida's governor vetoed funding for a financial literacy mandate, raising questions about the status of such efforts in that state.
June 18, 2015
Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.
June 01, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education is taking the unusual step of giving a single, tribal school flexibility from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
May 28, 2015
Amid growing criticism of his "extended foreign language" program, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will convene a task force to develop proposals that could roll out during the 2016-17 school year.