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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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Blog: Politics K-12

07/31 09:37 am | What Happens on K-12 Policy if Republicans Take Over the U.S. Senate? | The person best positioned to make an educated guess on that question is Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate education committee. Alexander is the ...

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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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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
August 26, 2013 - Education Week
August 26, 2013 - Education Week
The initial wave of federal monitoring turns up soft spots as states implement their NCLB waivers.
August 26, 2013 - Education Week
Many for-profit providers of supplemental education services have had to pursue new K-12 revenue streams, or even close their doors, as federal funding has moved to other purposes.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week
An unprecedented group waiver for eight districts redefines the federal role in school accountability—and has some saying it goes too far.
August 16, 2013 | Updated: August 27, 2013 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education plans to issue guidance by month's end on how states with waivers under the NCLB law can go about seeking renewal.
August 8, 2013 - Education Week
With No Child Left Behind waivers in place and partisan bills in Congress, the administration has little incentive to push for a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
August 8, 2013 - Education Week
Far different versions of legislation to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary are shaping up in each house of Congress.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week

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