If passed, the Every Student Succeeds Act -- which is the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- will give a lot of accountability control back to the states.
The United States Department of Education has approved Kentucky’s request for a four-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver. The state’s current waiver expires at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
Terry Holliday For the first time in years, it appears there may be serious talk of trying to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Its most recent iteration, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, was due for reauthorization in 2007, but as with its predecessor, political acrimony has held up progress. However, recent activity [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday For readers who missed my blog last week, you may want to review the good news and bad news about No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers. In the blog I said, “I believe the current waiver process represents a major federal intrusion into the rights of each state to develop, implement, and manage the [...]
Kentucky, along with other states, has called for greater flexibility in implementing the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, and the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has responded. USED announced recently that President Barack Obama has approved the development of a waiver request process to enable states to ask for flexibility in implementing the requirements of [...]