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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. (November 13, 2014)

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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03/31 01:30 pm | Arne Duncan Gives Five States 'Early Bird' Renewal of NCLB Waivers | Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Virginia will get to keep their waivers for another four years, through 2018-19, or beyond the end of the Obama ...

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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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As Congress kicks off new efforts to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the No Child Left Behind mandates on state assessments are at the heart of the debate.
January 16, 2015 - Education Week
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
As Republicans take charge on Capitol Hill, lawmakers mull scaling back state testing under the No Child Left Behind Act—a move that would thrill some advocates and rile others.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
States looking to renew NCLB waivers while they transition to new assessments ask to freeze school ratings in place for one year, the Education Department says.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
In a four-decade career in Congress, now-retired U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., put an indelible stamp on education policy.
January 5, 2015 - Education Week
Just-retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, championed education equality and the rights of people with disabilities in his storied career on Capitol Hill.
January 5, 2015 - Education Week
Federal education officials have granted the state's request to delay using the test scores of English-learners in school grades until such students have been in U.S. schools for two years.
January 5, 2015 - Education Week
Those seeking continued leeway from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act will largely be able to stay the course in key policy areas, federal guidance says.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
The state consortia charged with developing common-core-aligned assessments take steps to address concerns about potential bias and difficulty level in the performance-based questions.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
A midterm election that vastly favored Republicans at virtually every level leaves President Barack Obama with far fewer allies in states and in Congress to champion his policy priorities.
November 6, 2014 - Education Week

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