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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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01/30 05:18 pm | Did Billions of Dollars in School Turnaround Aid Help? | School Improvement Grant funding mattered, the Council of the Great City Schools found, and it was mostly the money, not the federally mandated turnaround models, that made ...

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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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Many states are still negotiating to win federal approval for key teacher-evaluation portions of their No Child Left Behind waivers.
March 4, 2013 - Education Week
Education Secretary Arne Duncan eyes March for deciding whether to open the door to district-level NCLB waivers in states that haven’t won them.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
Congress has yet to decide when or whether to start work on long-overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
Letter to the Editor
NCLB Waivers Promote Gains
February 6, 2013 - Education Week
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, will leave after this term, setting the stage for a shakeup in K-12 policy leadership.
February 1, 2013 - Education Week
Some 78 percent of the class of 2010 got a high school diploma, says a new federal report, while the dropout rate fell to 3.4 percent.
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Fed up with state school improvement efforts, eight California districts have banded together to bring about change.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
Why can't children in public schools have the same rich learning experiences that President Obama's daughters receive, Alan C. Jones asks.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
From the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to higher education and early child-care grants, a long list of policy legislation is overdue for reauthorization, or soon will be.
January 15, 2013 - Education Week
January 8, 2013 - Education Week

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