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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.

September 10, 2012

Seven More States, Puerto Rico and Bureau of Indian Education Request NCLB Flexibility

The Obama Administration today has received requests from seven new states, Puerto Rico and the Bureau of Indian Education 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.

August 8, 2012

Obama Administration Approves Nevada's Request for NCLB Flexibility

The Obama Administration today approved Nevada'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.

July 06, 2012

3:30 PM Today: Education Secretary Duncan and Senior Education Department Officials Discuss Flexiblity from No Child Left Behind on National Press Call

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join Carmel Martin, U.S. Department of Education assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development, and Michael Yudin, U.S. deputy assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, to host a press call at 3:30 p.m.

July 6, 2012

Obama Administration Approves Two More States For NCLB Flexibility – More Than Half of the Country Now Approved for Waivers, More to Follow

The Obama administration approved Washington and Wisconsin today for flexibility from key provisions of 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.

June 29, 2012

Obama Administration Approves Five More States for NCLB Waivers

The Obama administration today approved five additional states for flexibility from key provisions of 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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