Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 9:18am
The Obama administration granted waivers to five more states seeking relief from key conditions of the No Child Left Behind education law. In exchange, the states agreed to enact new standards and evaluate schools and teachers based on students’ academic progress.
State officials and critics of the 2001 federal law have long complained that it was unreasonable and unrealistic in requiring every student to demonstrate proficiency in math and English by 2014.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 9:11am
Virginia is one of the latest states to slip out from under the federal No Child Left Behind education law.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:44pm
The Iowa Department of Education has asked for a one-year freeze of escalating federal requirements in No Child Left Behind, a move Sioux City-area school officials say temporarily would alleviate pressure from unfair guidelines.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 8:47pm
The U.S. Department of Education has turned down Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver request, according to a letter sent to Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass that was made public Thursday.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 06/24/2012 - 9:12am
Pennsylvania is in a "critical" time for education, according to state Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 3:58pm
South Dakota education officials expect to get a waiver this month from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Law.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:53pm
Alaska's education commissioner said that the state plans to take the steps needed to seek a waiver from provisions of the federal education law No Child Left Behind.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:53pm
The Obama administration freed eight states from core provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, bringing to 19 the number of states granted waivers this year, and officials said that even more states would soon qualify for them.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 8:34am
Vermont has decided to drop its request to the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in enacting key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 6:50pm
Minnesota parents and educators will soon see the results of a whole new yardstick for measuring schools that gives state tests new meaning and the state's schools new labels.