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The Challenges and Opportunities of Renewing Your State’s ESEA Waiver

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For many states across the country, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver process has been both rewarding and challenging. On the one hand, many states are thriving under the flexibility their waiver allows and have gone on to create new, innovative accountability systems and college- and- career readiness standards implementation initiatives. But many other states are struggling to implement more rigorous educator evaluation systems, and identify and support priority and focus schools, two important requirements for ESEA flexibility. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico currently have ESEA waivers in place—35 will expire this summer. Thirteen states have already been granted waiver extensions. What should the remaining states do? What can they learn from states that have already gone through the process?

Join NASBE August 19, 2014, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (EDT) as national experts and state policymakers discuss the ESEA waiver process and how waivers can be used as a vehicle to help ensure all students are ready for college, career, and civic life. Margery Yeager of the EducationCounsel and Diane Atkinson, state board member and chair of the Virginia State Board of Education’s Accountability Committee, will address not only the challenges and opportunities of states considering renewing their waiver, but the practical and policy implications of states who have already gone through this process.

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