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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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10/01 08:19 pm | U.S. Deputy Ed. Secretary Jim Shelton to Step Down | Jim Shelton, No. 2 at the Education Department, prepares to step down from his post.

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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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Critics of high-stakes testing believe having parents refuse to let their children take assessments could force policymakers to take note of their cause.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
Armed with federal flexibility, a growing number of states plan to use common-core-aligned field tests in all, or nearly all, of their schools.
March 4, 2014 - Education Week
The Evergreen State's struggle to craft a teacher-evaluation system that passes federal muster shows the challenge faced by many states that have received NCLB waivers from the Obama administration.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Even though it's a state under Democratic control, California's education policies do not fall in line with those of the Obama administration, writes Charles Taylor Kerchner.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
With a federal NCLB waiver prodding it along, Minnesota pushes hard to cut disparities between various subgroups of students.
February 21, 2014 - Education Week
States have been allowed to back off from the core goal of educational equity, a group of powerful House Democrats tell the U.S. Department of Education.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
President Barack Obama steered clear of new education initiatives in his State of the Union address, but is expected to use executive authority to push his priorities.
January 31, 2014 - Education Week
States and districts getting School Improvement Grant aid could receive greater flexibility under language included in the federal spending measure.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is grilling states that don't participate in one of the common-core-testing consortia about their assessment plans.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Federal monitoring reports show that some states with No Child Left Behind Act waivers are struggling in key areas.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week

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