Waiver states that are rolling out brand new assessments this school year may not have to worry about federal consequences stemming from the tests.
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December 17, 2014
December 08, 2014
The approval comes with a number of asterisks, although none of them seem to be related to the turmoil in the Pelican State over the Common Core State Standards.
December 04, 2014
Minnesota's emphasis on closing the achievement gap between high-achieving white students and poor and minority students seems to be reaping early rewards.
November 25, 2014
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
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
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
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.