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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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09/19 01:22 pm | AFT Backs Newest Proposal to Reduce Testing | Under Rep. Steve Israel's new bill, the federal role in federal testing would shrink.

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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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A scaled-back Education Department and cloudy prospects for Obama initiatives are among the scenarios.
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
Seven mostly rural states offer their own spin on school accountability as they join 37 others in seeking a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education.
September 25, 2012 - Education Week
Some question what's been dubbed "Obama Core," but others are more sympathetic to the standards push.
September 25, 2012 - Education Week
Change is inevitable, and school leaders need to imitate others' success, Robert Maranto and Rod Paige write.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Flawed achievement-gap targets in the state's NCLB flexibility waiver force a do-over and highlight complexities.
September 11, 2012 - Education Week
With more than half of states getting flexibility, federal officials get ready to assure they meet their promises.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Children Are Being Left Behind
August 27, 2012 - Education Week
Higher education lobbyists have joined forces to counter the direction federal rulemaking on Title II is going.
August 21, 2012 - Education Week
Even with changes made to the contest, rural advocates worry that small districts won't have the resources to compete.
August 21, 2012 - Education Week

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