The Department's strategy for sustaining the President's 2020 college attainment goal depends on improving learning in the earliest years.
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.
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.
This page provides access to ESEA Flexibility Requests submitted by states, and other related documents.
Technical Assistance Documents
- Accountability Addendum to ESEA Flexibility Request [MS Word, 1.8M] and Sample Addendum [PDF, 643K]
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 Actor No Child Left Behind (NCLB)in exchange for serious state-led efforts to close achievement gaps, promote rigorous accountability, and ensure that all student
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.