8 States Snag NCLB Waivers in Latest Round
States that received the latest round of No Child Left Behind Act waivers have focused on both cutting proficiency gaps and their share of nonproficient students by half over the next several years. They have also agreed to detailed plans for both teacher evaluations and struggling schools as conditions of their newfound flexibility under the decade-old federal law.
The eight states to receive NCLB waivers from the U.S. Department of Education last week were Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island. All but Connecticut and Louisiana are winners of the department's Race to the Top grants.
The latest round leaves 18 states and the District of Columbia, another Race to the Top winner, still waiting to hear...
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