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Hawaii to Seek Waiver from Federal No Child Left Behind Law

The Hawaii Department of Education will seek a waiver to key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, which requires that schools meet rising annual proficiency goals or face increasing sanctions.

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Harkin's Bill Would Overhaul No Child Left Behind

A senior Senate Democrat released a draft of a sprawling revision of the No Child Left Behind education law that would dismantle the provisions of the law that used standardized test scores in reading and math to label tens of thousands of public schools as failing.

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Colorado Schools Inch Toward Improvement

Dozens of Colorado schools that most needed improvement are making progress, although gains have slowed significantly, the Colorado Department of Education announced Tuesday.

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Alabama Remains Undecided on No Child Left Behind Waivers

Alabama education officials are still grappling with the decision of whether to apply for a waiver to the No Child Left Behind law.

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Let States Reform Education, Don’t Let Them Set a Low Bar: View

In issuing waivers to states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind), releasing them from a 2014 deadline for achieving 100 percent proficiency on standardized reading and math exams, President Barack Obama rightly chastised Congress for its failure to bring the law’s decade-old requirements up to date.

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Nearly Half of Minnesota Schools Don't Make the Grade

The state Education Department announced Friday that 1,056 out of 2,255 schools are not making "adequate yearly progress" under the law, a slight increase from last year's 1,048.

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The Road to Rigor

Raising the bar across the curriculum has become serious business.

Will NCLB Regulatory Relief Come in Time?

Educators wonder what NCLB provisions will be lifted, what reform models districts will have to comply with, and whether relief will be approved before the start of school.

Saying Goodbye to the 2 Percent Rule

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has urged more inclusion in the classroom and an end to the “2 percent rule,” which disguises the performance of students with special needs to boost a school’s scores.

Is the Reauthorization of ESEA in Sight?

Roughly 82 percent of schools will face sanctions for failing to make AYP under the current regulations of NCLB.