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Ed Department to Extend No Child Left Behind Waivers to 2018

Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 04:41 PM

The Obama administration on Thursday invited states already given permission to ignore unpopular and unwieldy requirements in the No Child Left Behind law to apply to keep those exemptions into the next president's term.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told eligible state education leaders they could apply for a three-year extension that lasts until the end of the 2017-18 school year, and some are eligible for another year even past that. President Barack Obama's term ends in early 2017.

The Bush-era law has been due to be updated since 2007. The administration started granting waivers to states in 2012 if states met certain requirements and more than 40 states have one. The requirements included adopting college- and career-ready standards, found in Common Core, and developing teacher and principal evaluations based in part on how much students learn. Both requirements have drawn criticism from across the political spectrum.

The administration has said the waivers were a necessary stopgap until Congress acts, something that has proved elusive so far. The Education Department says that if Congress updates the law, it will help states shift to new requirements.

Previously, Duncan said states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge educators' performance.

To qualify for the renewal, states must meet criteria, such as intervening to help poor performing schools.


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