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Texas Receives Conditional Waiver for NCLB

Texas Receives Conditional Waiver for NCLB

Texas is one of 42 states awarded a conditional waiver by the U.S. Department of Education.

Earlier this week, Texas Education Agency Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced that Texas schools were awarded a conditional waiver for the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The waiver supports school districts committed to improving student outcomes.

The flexibility also gives the state time to finalize teacher and principal evaluation systems and will give school districts the freedom to use 20 percent of their Title 1 federal dollars on academic intervention programs.

“The underlying message throughout our negotiations with the federal government has been Texans know what’s best for Texas schools,” said Commissioner Williams said in a statement. “I believe our school districts will appreciate the additional flexibility this waiver provides while also adhering to our strong principles on effective public education.”

Read more the entire press release at TEA News.
Read more about the conditional waiver at mysanantonio.com.
Read the Texas Approval Letter from the USDOE.

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