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Teacher, School Accountability Systems Shaken Up

June 13, 2014 by clong  
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Many states are moving to delay or alter test-based accountability for schools and teachers, as tests associated with the Common Core State Standards head for their debut nationwide in the coming school year. The changes—some proposed and some already in effect—are also taking place as states consider the status of their waivers from certain portions [...]

Eight More States Granted NCLB Waivers

May 30, 2012 by clong  
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By Cindy Long The Obama administration approved eight additional states for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) yesterday, bringing the total number of states with waivers to 19. Eighteen other states and Washington, D.C. also applied for waivers and their applications are still under review. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced [...]

Ten States to Receive NCLB Waivers

February 9, 2012 by twalker  
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By Sara Robertson President Barack Obama and Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today the approval of ten states’ plans to make substantial school reforms in return for temporary regulatory relief from some of No Child Left Behind’s mandates. The administration endorsed plans by Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma [...]