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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. Here's the latest on states' waiver status. (August 20, 2013)

Spotlight on No Child Left Behind

This Spotlight looks at where adjustments have been made to the controversial NCLB law and what lies ahead.

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08/22 04:05 pm | Better Oversight Needed of Federal Program for Homeless Students, GAO Says | A Government Accountability Office report found that the federal program that ensures homeless students have access to the public education system is hampered by limited staff ...

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NCLB Turns 10: Perspectives on the No Child Left Behind Act
To reflect on the law's anniversary, the Education Week Commentary editors asked a range of K-12 education leaders, politicians, teachers, and child advocates for their thoughts.

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The Education Department will let states with NCLB waivers seek a delay in tying student test scores to teacher evaluations until the 2015-16 school year.
August 22, 2014 - Education Week
Waivers from NCLB mandates are among the items named by House Republicans in authorizing a suit against President Barack Obama over alleged executive overreach.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
States still relish flexibility from portions of the outdated law, but critics grumble about a thicket of federal conditions and second-guessing.
August 18, 2014 - Education Week
Federal waivers from key mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act have undergone numerous changes. This interactive timeline tracks those twists and turns and includes a glossary of key terms.
August 18, 2014 - Education Week
More than a year after 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators were indicted in a school cheating scandal that rocked the system, 12 people are set to go to trial Monday.
August 11, 2014 - AP
As the Education Department prepares to release new guidance on its peer-review process for standards and assessments, educators and testmakers worry how their systems will be judged under the new criteria.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
A new critique of Indiana's efforts to maintain its exemptions from the No Child Left Behind requirements, written by top staff to Gov. Mike Pence, is widening a rift between state education leaders as federal officials near a decision on the waiver.
July 31, 2014 - AP
States have failed to use federal leeway to update their accountability systems in meaningful ways, write Morgan Polikoff, Andrew McEachin, Stephani Wrabel, and Matthew Dugue.
July 7, 2014 - Education Week
Incumbent Tom Torlakson and top rival Marshall Tuck are fighting to set themselves apart in the heated June 3 primary race for California's top schools post.
May 27, 2014 - Education Week
Questions surround extra breathing room given states seeking to renew waivers from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week

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