At least one state that never sought the flexibility from NCLB's mandates is contemplating getting in on the waiver action: Nebraska.
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November 18, 2014
November 17, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan would like to see annual state assessments remain at the core of any reauthorization of NCLB, said state chiefs who participated in a Q-and-A in San Diego.
November 14, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education continues its trend of extending states' No Child Left Behind Act waivers even if they haven't completely taken care of everything cited in their monitoring reports.
November 13, 2014
States seeking to keep their NCLB law waivers will have to do more to show how they plan to identify and intervene in low-performing schools, but won't have to give data showing their new systems are improving student achievement, new U.S. Department of Education guidance says.
November 11, 2014
Ahead of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind waiver guidance, expected this week, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Democrats who represent majority-minority districts are urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to ensure the academic achievement of all students.
November 05, 2014
Tom Torlakson, the incumbent, has claimed a win over challenger Marshall Tuck in the state superintendent's race in California.
November 03, 2014
In the Oklahoma superintendent's race, both Democrat John Cox and Republican Joy Hofmeister have come out against high-stakes testing. What other issues are they highlighting?
October 30, 2014
Some states are trying out ACT and SAT in their accountability systems, but there are limits to this approach.
October 29, 2014
Big suburban superintendents want new kinds of tests and the option to test less frequently.
October 24, 2014
Civil rights and advocacy groups want the U.S. Department of Education to hold states renewing their No Child Left Behind Act waivers accountable for low-income students, minorities, English-language learners, and students with disabilities.