More than half of states have sought waivers from select requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. The map below illustrates states receiving No Child Left Behind waivers, waivers pending approval and states that have not submitted for a waiver.
Information is current as of July 2013.
NOTE: Waivers have been approved for Alaska and Hawaii.
For the first time in more than a decade, the House and Senate have passed bills to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law and give states more freedom in education.
Washington is now the first state in the country to lose a waiver from No Child Left Behind, a law that required districts to take increasingly drastic steps to turn around struggling schools. What does that mean for next year?
For the 1,350 districts that serve high numbers of military personnel, Native Americans and kids living in federally subsidized housing, Congress' new budget deal offers a chance at relief from serious federal cuts.
The United States continues to perform below-average in math and middle-of-the-road in reading and science when compared with other industrialized nations.
It's a special subgroup with different rules and funding available. But who's in the group? That depends on the state
Seven more states have applied for No Child Left Behind waivers.
The National School Boards Association is organizing a national call-in day for school board members and other local officials to call their Congressional representatives and urge them to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Another 26 states plus the District of Columbia have sought waivers from certain requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), according to the U.S. Department of Education, as the second submission window for applications ended Tuesday.
As states prepare to submit more applications for waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements, the U.S. Department of Education has released recommendations for strengthening their requests.
Arizona and Washington state have both decided to seek waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind law, which mandates every student to be proficient in math and reading by 2014.