States that can't apply for No Child Left Behind waivers by mid-February can request to keep their proficiency targets at current levels as they apply for waivers in later rounds.
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September 28, 2011
September 23, 2011
So far, state schools' chiefs are welcoming the Obama administration's waiver package, even though it does come with some significant strings.
September 22, 2011
A plan unveiled today would waive key requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, including the 2014 deadline for student proficiency in math and language arts.
September 21, 2011
A second national conference on bullying was yet another reminder of the current administration's emphasis on combating what is seen as a growing problem.
September 14, 2011
Sen. Lamar Alexander and three colleagues announced a series of bills aimed at renewing pieces of No Child Left Behind, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
September 13, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives took what has become a rare step today: It passed an education bill with broad bipartisan support. But there was still a lot of drama behind the scenes.
August 15, 2011
Montana gets to reset its proficiency targets so more schools make adequate yearly progress this year, under a deal reached with the U.S. Department of Education.
August 12, 2011
Two GOP candidates were asked if they would continue to enforce the No Child Left Behind Act, as president. The answer was an emphatic "no"
August 10, 2011
NSBA and AASA argue that, if the department wants to provide some relief from NCLB, they should do it in a state-by-state, case-by-case basis
August 08, 2011
State officials give a thumbs-up to the idea of wiggle room from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, but others sound a note of caution.