No Child Left Behind waivers granted to Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah and Virginia

The Department of Education granted No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers to Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah and Virginia.  The waivers grant relief from some of the provisions of NCLB.  Each of the five states provided additional information to the department about how it would address students in special education who failed to meet achievement targets.  These states have decided to group subpopulations, including students in special education and English-language learners, into a super subgroup.  The states also had to revise their waivers to better describe how students in special education would transition to college- and career-ready standards.  More information about all 24 state waivers is available at http://www.ed.gov/esea/flexibility.  Waivers for 13 states are still under review.

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