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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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10/24 10:49 am | Poor and Minority Kids Must Count in NCLB Waivers, Civil Rights Groups Say | Civil rights and advocacy groups want the U.S. Department of Education to hold states renewing their No Child Left Behind Act waivers accountable for low-income students, ...

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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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For the winner of next week's presidential election, Paul Manna and Keenan Kelley lay out a "modest yet muscular" approach to helping the nation's schools.
October 29, 2012 - Education Week
The Obama and Romney camps bare sharp contrasts on the federal role in education, including on NCLB waivers.
October 22, 2012 - Education Week
Many waiver states are setting different expectations for different subgroups of students, a dramatic shift in policy from the original law.
October 15, 2012 | Updated: November 19, 2012 - Education Week
Even as fiscal matters bid for attention, federal lawmakers will have renewal of the ESEA and other laws on their plate.
October 9, 2012 - Education Week
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

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