Federal officials granted the state's request to give its English-language learners two years in a U.S. school before counting their test scores in school grades.
All Blog Posts With NCLB reauthorization Tag or Category
December 22, 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 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.
October 28, 2014
A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.
October 23, 2014
New Hampshire wants to cut the frequency of state-wide summative tests in a handful of districts, in favor of performance-based tests.
August 12, 2014
Alexander and Kline are curious about the reasoning behind the department's seemingly schizophrenic approach to the teacher evaluation portion of the waivers
July 31, 2014
The person best positioned to make an educated guess on that question is Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate education committee. Alexander is the likeliest candidate to take over the helm of the Senate education committee if the chamber flips to GOP control in the fall.
April 30, 2014
No Child Left Behind waivers are not having a very good week on Capitol Hill.
March 18, 2014
Washington state may provide the U.S. Department of Education with its first test case of the fallout if a state loses its No Child Left Behind Act waiver.
March 12, 2014
A panel of charter school experts testified on a multitude of charter school issues, including facilities funding, accountability, and closures.