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December 22, 2014

Education Department Grants Florida Waiver on English-Learner Testing

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.

December 03, 2013

Fifteen States Seek Double-Testing Waiver From U.S. Education Department

The U.S. Department of Education has revealed the states that want to replace all or part of their 2014 tests with field tests developed by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

September 17, 2013

U.S. Ed. Dept. Issues Guidance on 'Double-Testing' Flexibility

The Education Department offers states the chance to suspend their current tests this spring if they give common-core-aligned field tests in math and English/language arts, and if students take full-length tests in both subjects.

June 18, 2013

Duncan to Allow Waiver States Flexibility in Teacher Evaluation

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will offer states more flexibility on implementing the teacher evaluation piece of their NCLB waivers as they put the common core into practice.

October 29, 2012

Kentucky 'Districts of Innovation' Will Allow Greater Flexibility

A new Kentucky initiative was previewed on Friday that will allow some districts to have flexibility from laws and regulations regarding curriculum, instruction, structure, scheduling, and funding.


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