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October 22, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Puerto Rico

The Obama administration today approved the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for locally-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

August 29, 2013

States Granted Waivers From No Child Left Behind Allowed to Reapply for Renewal for 2014 and 2015 School Years

As students and educators go back to school across the country, and as Congress continues to debate how to fix the law commonly known as No Child Left Behind, the U.S.

August 20, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Pennsylvania

The Obama Administration today approved the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

August 12, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Maine

The Obama administration today approved the state of Maine for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

August 6, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Waiver Request for California CORE Districts

The Obama administration today approved eight California school districts (Fresno Unified, Long Beach Unified, Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified, Sacramento City Unified, San Francisco Unified, Sanger Unified, and Santa Ana Unified) for a one year district waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for locally developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. These eight districts submitted a joint request for waivers as part of the California Office to Reform Education (CORE).

March 26, 2013

Department of Education Statement on Request for Flexibility from California's Core District Consortium

Our strong preference and focus in the ESEA flexibility process remains on working with states, including California, if it decides to seek ESEA flexibility for the upcoming school year.

While California does not currently have an ESEA flexibility application under review, we have received a waiver request from CORE, a unique consortium of California districts.

March 1, 2013

Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming Request Flexibility from No Child Left Behind

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced it has received requests from Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming for flexibility from No Child Left Behind in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and careers, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

February 7, 2013

No Child Left Behind: Early Lessons from State Flexibility Waivers

(As submitted to the Committee. The Secretary deviated from these remarks.)

January 23, 2013

Assistant Education Secretary Deb Delisle to Moderate Panel Discussion on Flexibility at State Title I Directors Conference

U. S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle will moderate a panel discussion on flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) at the National Association of State Title I Directors annual conference on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10:45 a.m., in Nashville, Tenn.

October 17, 2012

Obama Administration Approves Idaho’s Request for NCLB Flexibility

The Obama Administration today approved Idaho’s request for flexibility from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

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