Education Reform

Link to Let's Fix NCLB blog post Flexibility from No Child Left Behind

Find out how states can get relief from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB) in exchange for efforts to close achievement gaps, promote rigorous accountability, and ensure that all students are on track to graduate college- and career-ready.

Read the announcement. Visit the ESEA Flexibility page. See also the ESEA home page and blueprint for reauthorizing ESEA.

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