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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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Blog: Politics K-12

02/27 04:13 pm | House Leaders Officially Postpone Vote on NCLB Rewrite | It's possible that leaders will find the votes to pass the bill next week—but if they don't the bid to update the NCLB law this year could be in serious trouble.

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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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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
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

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