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July 23, 2015

Seven States Get NCLB Waiver Renewals, Including Opt-Out Friendly Oregon

Alaska, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah can keep their flexibility from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act, no matter what happens with a pending rewrite of the law.

July 16, 2015

Revising the No Child Left Behind Act: Issue by Issue

Here's a look at the Senate and House bills to rewrite the NCLB law, and how they compare to each other, current law, and the Obama administration's waivers.

July 14, 2015

Arne Duncan Wants Accountability in ESEA, But It's Already Shifted In Waivers

The administration has already played a huge role in shifting the federal role in monitoring states' progress towards turning around low-performing schools and helping struggling students.

July 09, 2015

Five States Receive NCLB Waiver Renewals From the Education Department

Delaware, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina all had their waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act approved, but some got longer waivers than others.

July 07, 2015

White House Calls for More Accountability in Senate ESEA Bill, But No Veto Threat

While the administration wishes the bill did more to ensure states focus on their lowest-performing students and schools, it stopped short of issuing a veto threat.

June 30, 2015

What Should the Next Version of Accountability Look Like?

Under one vision, states and the federal government would set goals for student achievement, but the states would be able to use any strategies they wanted to get there.

June 18, 2015

More States Seek Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.

June 18, 2015

Waiver States Seek Leeway for English-Learners' Impact on School Ratings

Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.

June 08, 2015

Some NCLB Waiver States Worry Accountability 'Pause' Comes With Strings

The flexibility under the NCLB law comes with an asterisk: States will still need to set student achievement targets, known as "AMOs," for the 2014-15 school year.

June 03, 2015

Kansas Tried for Local Tests Under NCLB Waiver, But Pulled Plug For Now

Now that federal officials have given New Hampshire permission to try local assessments, will it be easy for other states to get the same deal? Maybe not, if Kansas' experience is any guide.

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