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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:54 AM

Five More States Get NCLB Waivers

Five more states, including Virginia—a state that did not sign onto the Common Core State Standards Initiative—have received wiggle room from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The other four states to receive waivers are Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota, and Utah. For those keeping score, that means 24 states have been approved, with 13 still waiting.

Virginia's waiver could put to rest the idea that states must adopt the common standards in mathematics and English/language arts in order to get NCLB flexibility from the U.S. Department of Education. Some conservative critics have said the federal government has overstepped its authority by requiring states to adopt college- and career-ready standards to get a waiver, which, they argued essentially forced states to embrace the common core.

But the Obama administration has long insisted that the requirements merely call for states to set standards that will prepare students for college or the workforce. Those standards could be the common core, or they could be standards that the state's university system agrees will prepare high school graduates for credit-bearing college coursework. Virginia's waiver shows that second option can work.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2012/06/five_more_states_get_nclb_waiv.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS1

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proud2BlibKansan Jun 2012 OP
Laelth Jun 2012 #1
proud2BlibKansan Jun 2012 #2
Laelth Jun 2012 #3
Kteachums Jul 2012 #5
Starry Messenger Jun 2012 #4
Kteachums Jul 2012 #6
Starry Messenger Jul 2012 #7

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:15 AM

1. k&r for exposure.

Anyone have a link to a listing of the 24 states that have now been granted waivers and the 13 states whose waiver applications are still pending?

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:48 PM

2. From the DOE website:

Dated February:

The latest 26 states—Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin—along with D.C., have all proposed plans to raise standards, improve accountability, and support reforms to improve principal and teacher effectiveness.

Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee have already received flexibility from NCLB based on their locally designed plans to spur education reform.

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/26-more-states-and-dc-seek-flexibility-nclb-drive-education-reforms-second-round

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:06 PM

3. Cool. Thanks. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:20 AM

5. WV jumped on this and it is a good thing!

Last summer I was called upon to be a state presenter. It was the first time I was asked to do this in over 35 years of teaching. I am a state kindergarten teacher. They trained many kindergarten teachers statewide and we trained others. The next generation standards are wonderful. There is no reason to hold back. Our teachers loved and welcomed the new changes.
They are grade level appropriate. They came up with ways to promote more innovators. State educators have been very receptive to the changes. Our state has a plan in place to train every grade level over the next few years in next generation standards.


This is a positive thing introduced by the Obama Administration!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:55 PM

4. Whoa.

That will be well over half the states. Do you think this will lead to a repeal of NCLB? Or am I just dreaming?

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:26 AM

6. It does replace NCLB which was a failure!

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Response to Kteachums (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 01:08 PM

7. Aren't we talking about NCLB waivers? Or am I confused?

Are the waivers part of something else? I haven't been following as closely as a I should be. Welcome to DU, Kteachums!

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