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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)

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

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09/19 02:59 pm | Reading List: Murray Honored, Tennessee Eyes New Tests, Charters Unionize | Happy Friday! While you wait for the weekend to begin, check out these newsy bits you may have missed this week.

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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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By bringing the local culture of Native students into the public schools they attend, Title VII has been one of the most important programs for reforming education in Indian Country, writes Corey Still, a student board member of the National Indian Education Association.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
Critics worry the Education Department won't be tough enough on states seeking to extend NCLB waivers, especially on ensuring all students have an effective teacher.
November 26, 2013 - Education Week
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In Defense of NCLB
Long overdue and overpoliticized, the renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act should not be abandoned, as the federal law has done a lot of good, writes Jerry Jellig.
November 12, 2013 - Education Week
November 12, 2013 - Education Week
While special education teachers hope the standards will help students with disabilities access the general curriculum, they struggle to align individualized education programs to the rigorous academic goals.
October 28, 2013 - Education Week
A disagreement with federal officials over the state's timeline to implement a teacher-evaluation system has left Illinois without a No Child Left Behind waiver so far.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
Though it's shunned Race to the Top and common core, Texas has joined the federal waiver pack, getting flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers who have been fired because of flawed evaluations will not have their day in court, write W. James Popham and Marguerita K. DeSander.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan threatens to sanction the state if it follows through on a proposal to suspend most accountability testing for one year and rely on common-core-aligned field tests instead.
September 10, 2013 | Updated: September 18, 2013 - Education Week
New guidance from the Education Department ups the ante on teacher quality work for states looking for another two years of flexibility from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week

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