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November 25, 2014

Seven States Put on NCLB Waiver-Renewal Fast Track

Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have been tapped to renew their waivers through an expedited process, the department said Tuesday.

November 24, 2014

Oklahoma Is Reclaiming Its No Child Left Behind Act Waiver

The Sooner State was the second state to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and now is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.

November 18, 2014

Will Nebraska Apply for a No Child Left Behind Act Waiver?

At least one state that never sought the flexibility from NCLB's mandates is contemplating getting in on the waiver action: Nebraska.

November 17, 2014

What Are Arne Duncan's 'Lines in the Sand' When it Comes to NCLB Renewal?

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

Education Department Extends New Mexico's NCLB Waiver

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

Ed. Dept. to Give Some Waiver States Fast Track to Longer Renewal

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

Democrats Call on Ed. Department to Ensure Equity in NCLB Waiver Guidance

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 Declares Victory in Calif. Chief's Election

Tom Torlakson, the incumbent, has claimed a win over challenger Marshall Tuck in the state superintendent's race in California.

November 03, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Oklahoma Superintendent's Race

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

How Can States Use College Entrance Tests for NCLB Accountability?

Some states are trying out ACT and SAT in their accountability systems, but there are limits to this approach.

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