The U.S. Secretary of Education told members of the Council of Chief State School Officers that states could take the lead on issues like overtesting and early education.
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March 23, 2015
March 20, 2015
Nearly every state with a waiver plans to file a renewal request, we found. But, in Louisiana and Texas, renewal is complicated.
March 19, 2015
Colorado and Kentucky are eyeing flexibility similar to what New Hampshire got. Meanwhile, Colorado is seeking other big testing changes, including on opt-outs.
March 18, 2015
Colorado wants to add language to its No Child Left Behind Act waiver through the renewal process, ensuring that opt-outs don't count against a school's 95 percent participation threshold.
March 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development is getting ready to "waive" hello to a new hire, from Bellwether Education Associates.
March 12, 2015
As states roll out new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, they're also considering, or reconsidering, how to use them in accountability systems.
March 12, 2015
The Washington state Senate took a critical step toward regaining the state's waiver from many of the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
March 11, 2015
What are John King's plans and priorities as the Obama administration draws to a close?
March 09, 2015
Nebraska is poised to apply for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, after years of not seeking that flexibility.
March 06, 2015
State renewals of NCLB waivers are very much in progress, including in states that have faced some waiver angst lately, such as Utah and Maine.