Nearly 10 months after submitting its application New Hampshire’s request for flexibility from NCLB was granted on June 26, 2013, detailed in a Department of Education Press Release of the same date.
With New Hampshire the total of states with waivers from NCLB is now 39: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Decisions are still pending on Illinois, Maine, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Puerto Rico and CORE. Iowa is still technically under review but messages are mixed whether they will proceed.
“New Hampshire is now free to pursue more effective and innovative ways to address the needs of all our students and prepare them for the jobs of the 21st century economy,” said Gov. Maggie Hassan in a statement Wednesday. “By receiving this waiver, New Hampshire will continue to protect its most underserved students, close achievement gaps, increase equity and improve the quality of instruction while also pursuing needed comprehensive reforms and protecting local control.” Read full New Hampshire Press Release.
I might be being a wee bit cynical but it looks as if there might be a spate of NCLB waiver approvals prior to the beginning of the school year which will certainly cheer up the states that have been playing ‘chicken’ with their RFA’s. It paid off for Alabama lets see Arne Duncan make it pay off for Texas too![divider top=”0″]
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