No Child Left Behind Waiver requests from 40 states

The Department has now approved waiver requests from 40 states and the District of Columbia , the Department has posted here initial and approved flexibility requests, highlights of each state’s plan. One-year waiver from NCLB for eight California school districts (Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sanger, and Santa Ana).

California notified the agency that it did not plan to request Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility for the 2013-14 school year and, instead, will focus on implementing new college- and career-ready standards.  As a result, the Department considered a separate, joint request for waivers from the California Office to Reform Education (CORE) districts, which together serve over one million students and are leading the way for their state in moving forward with higher standards for all students.

The one-year waiver covers six ESEA requirements and the associated regulatory, administrative, and reporting requirements.  The Department will monitor the districts’ implementation of their plans and work with the California Department of Education, the California State Board of Education, and the districts to develop an integrated monitoring strategy.

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