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October 30, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Announces New Public Engagement Efforts to Improve College Value and Affordability

In order to gather public input about the Obama Administration's proposals to address rising college costs and make college more affordable for American families, the U.S.

Early Learning Policy

Strategy

The Department's strategy for sustaining the President's 2020 college attainment goal depends on improving learning in the earliest years.

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February 29, 2012

26 More States and D.C. Seek Flexibility from NCLB to Drive Education Reforms in Second Round of Requests

Twenty-six new states and the District of Columbia have formally submitted requests to the U.S. Department of Education for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Behind. This adds to the 11 states that the Obama Administration announced earlier this month had developed and agreed to implement bold education reforms in exchange for relief from burdensome federal mandates.

ESEA Flexibility Requests and Related Documents

This page provides access to ESEA Flexibility Requests submitted by states, and other related documents.

September 23, 2011

Obama Administration Sets High Bar for Flexibility from No Child Left Behind in Order to Advance Equity and Support Reform

Washington — In an effort to support local and state education reform across America, the White House today outlined how states can get relief from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—or No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—in exchange for serious state-led efforts to close achievement gaps, promote rigorous accountability, and ensure that all student

May 17, 2011

Senior Department Official to Participate in Wallace Foundation's "Reimagining the School Day: A Forum on More Time for Learning"

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement, will co-lead a discussion on the policy considerations of extended learning time at the Wallace Foundation’s Reimagining the School Day: A Forum On More Time For Learning, at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, in Washington, D.C.

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