At least 16 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.
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September 16, 2014
September 15, 2014
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
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down for an interview with Education Week and talked No Child Left Behind, waivers, and Congress.
September 05, 2014
Unlike many states who have received waiver extensions lately, the letters for both the Volunteer State and the nation's capitol have absolutely no caveats.
September 02, 2014
Tutoring companies see an opportunity in states shifting back to No Child Left Behind's requirements, like Washington State and Oklahoma.
August 31, 2014
Education is less like a vast machine than it is like a rain forest.
August 29, 2014
Tutoring companies are soliciting new business in Washington state after the loss of the No Child Left Behind waiver.
August 15, 2014
Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.
August 12, 2014
Alexander and Kline are curious about the reasoning behind the department's seemingly schizophrenic approach to the teacher evaluation portion of the waivers
August 12, 2014
The district has asked the Nevada Department of Education to grant temporary licenses to teachers who need additional time to meet state certification, but the state has so far balked at the request.