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NCLB Waivers in Kansas, Oregon, Washington at ‘High Risk’ – Politics K-12 – Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to revoke No Child Left Behind Act waivers for three states at the end of the 2013-14 school year over their failure to come up with new teacher-evaluation systems tied to student growth. Kansas, Oregon, and Washington have been placed on “high-risk” status and given one more year to get their teacher-evaluation systems on track. Specifically, each of these states is struggling with incorporating student growth into teacher ratings.