flexibility waiver request

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Kansas NCLB Flexibility Waiver: “We are getting closer and closer to being approved”

“We are getting closer and closer to being approved” was the update members of the Kansas State Board of Education heard at their June meeting earlier this week. What they are waiting for is federal approval of their request for a waiver of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). State Education … Continue reading

Kansas & Missouri Education Departments Still Waiting for Federal Flexibility Waivers

Kansas and Missouri are not on the U.S. Department of Education’s most recent list of states receiving waivers that would give them flexibility in meeting requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Last month, both states received letters from the federal government asking them to revise their applications and re-submit. Applications from Kansas … Continue reading

Teacher Evaluation System Changing in Missouri

The way the state of Missouri evaluates teacher effectiveness is changing, and members of the State Board of Education may approve the new evaluation system during their June meeting. Board members heard an update on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s development of the new system during their April board meeting. The system is based … Continue reading

MO Citizens Can Comment on No Child Left Behind Flexibility Request

Missouri citizens with an interest in the No Child Left Behind Act have until January 5 to comment on a draft flexibility waiver request. Most agree with the intent of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, which is to narrow achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged public school students. However, the goal of 100 … Continue reading


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