Elementary Secondary Education
September 10, 2012
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.
February 29, 201226 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.
January 20, 2012
This page provides access to ESEA Flexibility Requests submitted by states, and other related documents.
September 27, 2011Technical Assistance Documents Accountability Addendum to ESEA Flexibility Request [MS Word, 1.8M] and Sample Addendum [PDF, 643K]
September 23, 2011Obama 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
July 13, 2011Statement by Secretary Arne Duncan on the House Education and Workforce Committee’s Passage of H.R. 2445
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released this statement regarding the House Education and Workforce Committee's Passage of H.R. 2445:
November 29, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other public figures will deliver remarks at the release of a report from America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises and Johns Hopkins University's Everyone Graduates Center entitled, "Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic."