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No Child Left Behind Waivers

No Child Left Behind Waivers

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Jeremy Ayers and Isabel Owen, with the help of Glenda Partee and Theodora Chang, outline themes across state applications to waive certain parts of No Child Left Behind, and offer recommendations for states and the Department of Education for the future.
Jeremy Ayers and Isabel Owen, with the help of Glenda Partee and Theodora Chang, outline themes across state applications to waive certain parts of No Child Left Behind, and offer recommendations for states and the Department of Education for the future.

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Published by: Center for American Progress on Jul 25, 2012
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States have submited waiver applications in the second round that show both
promising ideas and ideas that raise questions or concerns. Our analysis is a
modest and brief snapshot of the proposals—both approved and those await-
ing approval—which does more in the way of raising the profle of new reforms
than it does in providing defnitive answers about the merits of each application.
Certainly, we commend these states for re-envisioning their education systems
in a transparent way and for engaging in a dialogue with the Department of
Education to enhance their plans. But much work lies ahead.

It is abundantly clear that some states need to refne their applications. Others that
are already approved must implement their plans with fdelity. We know from past
experience that the inertia of the status quo can hinder even the best-laid plans. So
we urge the Department of Education to set the bar high as they continue to work
with states to strengthen their applications, approve applications, and oversee
state implementation. Further, we call on states to provide needed detail and to
press ahead on innovations they have begun.

Given the lack of immediate congressional action to reauthorize No Child Lef
Behind, these state waiver plans will form a foundation for education reform over
the next few years. Te pressure is on, rightfully so, to ensure such innovations
serve the best interest of children and lead to improved student achievement. We
will be closely watching to see just how much progress is made.

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