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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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04/24 08:55 am | Arne Duncan Has Reached a Verdict on Washington State's Waiver | U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan has already decided whether to revoke Washington state's No Child Left Behind waiver, according to a Seattle Times story. But we still don't know ...

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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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George Stranahan explores the role of schools in addressing the effects of poverty.
July 9, 2012 - Education Week
Colorado's NCLB waiver approach adds more flexibility for targeting supplemental tutoring funds, says state board of education chairman Bob Schaffer.
June 27, 2012 - Education Week
The latest states getting flexibility under the No Child Left Behind now turn to making good on promised changes.
June 5, 2012 - Education Week
An original analysis by the EPE Research Center shows that most states are keeping pace with federal requirements to phase in new cohort graduation rates.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
Under new rules, school grades must factor in math and reading scores for ELLs after just one year of instruction.
May 22, 2012 - Education Week
The state board approves a waiver request that departs from the Education Department’s model.
May 15, 2012 - Education Week
The Education Department presses states seeking NCLB flexibility for more-ambitious goals in their applications.
May 15, 2012 - Education Week
States are proposing the use of complex formulas to shed more light on individual schools and help pinpoint improvement strategies.
May 8, 2012 - Education Week
An updated ESEA should focus on a few evidence-based strategies for improving schools, Marshall S. Smith writes.
May 4, 2012 - Education Week
In many waivers to the main K-12 education law, states propose testing students in science, social studies, and writing, too.
April 24, 2012 - Education Week

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