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Document Number: 10645

States' Perspectives on Waivers: Relief from NCLB, Concern about Long-term Solutions - States' early experiences with waiver applications and their plans for implementation are described. Among the findings: states believe the waivers solved some accountability problems under No Child Left Behind (NCLB)and will improve student learning. Waivers have shaped state policies and have resulted in some reforms; changes in teacher and principal evaluation protocols are underway. There is some concern about what will happen to new programs if Congress reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). (Jennifer McMurrer and Nanami Yoshioka, Center on Education Policy, March 2013)...

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