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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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12/18 09:53 am | Common Core, Non-Common Core States Face Similar Challenges, GAO Says | It can also be pretty tricky to communicate with parents and the public about the standards, states told the GAO, which is considered Congress' investigative arm.

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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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Year-end tests are not a predictor of future performance and shouldn't be perceived as such, writes Dave Powell.
December 11, 2012 - Education Week
Raising student expectations could help smooth the tough road ahead for standards implementation, writes Rick Dalton.
December 4, 2012 - Education Week
Looming budget cuts, ESEA reauthorization, and a Pell Grant shortfall will all confront Congress and the White House.
November 5, 2012 - Education Week
The Education Department is being urged to stiffen graduation-rate accountability in waivers given to states from NCLB provisions.
October 30, 2012 | Updated: November 19, 2012 - Education Week
October 30, 2012 - Education Week
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

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