Published Online: March 20, 2013
Updated: September 17, 2014

NCLB Waivers: A State-by-State Breakdown

The Obama administration announced in 2011 it would award waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act to states that agreed to adopt certain education ideas, such as teacher evaluations tied to student test scores. In exchange, states would get flexibility from some of the core tenets of the law, such as that 100 percent of students be proficient in math and reading by 2014.

Here's the latest on states' waiver status—including if they have a waiver and whether that waiver has been extended for an additional year. States where waivers have been placed on "high-risk" status by the U.S. Department of Education are also flagged.

Source: U.S. Department of Education | Reporting: Alyson Klein | Design and Programming: Chienyi Cheri Hung, Doris Nhan
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