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Calif. Schools' Test Scores See Success While NCLB Sees Growing Failure

California schools continued their steady gains in achievement, and for the first time more than half of them met the state's target score, according to California's annual index of school achievement released Thursday.

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Most Maine Schools Don't Meet NCLB Standards

Most Maine schools aren’t meeting goals set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Maine Department of Education.

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Idaho Schools Still Waiting on Education Waiver

When a handful of states revolted against the No Child Left Behind education program last year, Idaho was helping lead the charge. So why is the state now among those last in line for a federal waiver to get out from under the law's toughest requirements?

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A Running Start for ELLs

Early learning is key, but some states are not making it a priority.
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7 More Requests OKd for Waivers from No Child Left Behind Law

Arizona, Oregon, South Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and the District of Columbia join 26 states already exempt from strict school testing standards.

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It's Time for Utah Schools to Improve, Return Autonomy for Teachers

The 1983 publication of A Nation at Risk was intended to create significant improvements in public education.

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‘No Child’ Law Whittled Down by White House

In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.

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Wyo. Dept. of Ed. Seeks NCLB Waiver

The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.

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5 More States Get Waivers From Education Law Rules

The Obama administration granted waivers to five more states seeking relief from key conditions of the No Child Left Behind education law. In exchange, the states agreed to enact new standards and evaluate schools and teachers based on students’ academic progress.

State officials and critics of the 2001 federal law have long complained that it was unreasonable and unrealistic in requiring every student to demonstrate proficiency in math and English by 2014.

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Virginia Freed From NCLB

Virginia is one of the latest states to slip out from under the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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