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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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07/10 03:09 pm | House Education Committee Clears Three Higher Ed. Bills | The Education and the Workforce Committee cleared three bills with bipartisan support Thursday in its opening bid to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

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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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Even with changes made to the contest, rural advocates worry that small districts won't have the resources to compete.
August 21, 2012 - Education Week
The Garden State is creating a set of regional centers to monitor and intervene in its lowest-performing schools, but its approach is sparking some pushback.
August 15, 2012 - Education Week
Just three states—Idaho, Illinois, and Nevada—still await word on flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
August 3, 2012 - Education Week
The former president has promoted a robust set of policy ideas in the last few years using his Dallas-based think tank, the Bush Institute.
July 19, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
The Obama administration continues to push ahead with big changes to No Child Left Behind Act accountability.
July 16, 2012 - Education Week
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

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