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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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03/27 03:15 pm | Medicare Bill Would Bolster Funding for Variety of Education Programs | Among other things, the bill would extend the Secure Rural School Act, which provides hundreds of millions of dollars to rural counties to provide consistent support for more ...

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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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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor raises his profile on education, a move that may mean more attention from lawmakers who have been consumed with fiscal issues.
April 1, 2013 - Education Week
March 25, 2013 - Education Week
Here's the latest on states' waiver status—including if they have a waiver and whether that waiver has been extended for an additional year.
March 20, 2013 | Updated: November 13, 2014 - Education Week
The applications for flexibility under the NCLB law from Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming are no sure thing.
March 12, 2013 - Education Week
Letter to the Editor
When NCLB Meets 'Hunger Games'
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
A group of California school districts want flexibility under No Child Left Behind waivers now granted only to states.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
Letter to the Editor
K-12 Experience Must Be Expanded
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
Education Week followed U.S. Rep. John Kline, the head of the House education panel, to Minnesota, where his home-district educators told him what they think about the budget, waivers, and other issues.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
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

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