Not having to negotiate with federal officials on the finer points of teacher evaluation, rigorous standards, or school turnarounds has made it easier to chart their own paths, some education leaders say.
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July 28, 2014
July 22, 2014
NCLB waivers and Race to the Top look at outcomes, like a teachers' ability to improve test scores; a new strategy aims mostly at inputs, like years of experience.
July 21, 2014
The Education Department isn't willing to cut Washington, the first ex-waiver state, any slack, a warning to other states that may be on the verge of losing their flexibility.
July 18, 2014
The Old Line State and the Gem State became the seventh, and eighth states to see their waivers extended, for one additional year
July 18, 2014
There was a ton of state activity this week, with implications for federal policy, most of it centered around ... you guessed it ... Common Core. For more, check out there good reads:
July 17, 2014
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced July 17 that he wants more information about the common core and for the public to review the standards.
July 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's process for holding state's feet to the fire on the promises they made in their applications hasn't been transparent, advocates say.
July 10, 2014
If Seattle gets the go-ahead from Duncan, it would be the first individual district in the country to get its very own waiver.
July 07, 2014
States will be required to submit new plans to address teacher distribution by April of 2015, or just a few months before the department likely will begin to consider states' requests to renew their waivers from the NCLB law.
July 03, 2014
Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, South Dakota, Nevada, and Virginia are told they can keep their flexibility through the end of the upcoming school year.