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‘Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing Education

Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.

09/08/2014

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Feds Extend Minnesota’s Education Law Waiver

Minnesota has won another year’s break from having to abide by proficiency goals and sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education renewed waivers Thursday for Minnesota and four other states that have implemented alternative achievement and improvement plans in place of a one-size-fits-all federal standard.

07/31/2014

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New Figures Offer Hope Of Closing Achievement Gap

A new system for measuring Minnesota schools is offering hope of closing the achievement gap. After getting a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, Minnesota established its own system for rating schools.

08/30/2012

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New Way Of Grading Minnesota Schools

Minnesota now has a new way of grading its schools. It is one of two dozen states that have received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

05/22/2012

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Official: MN Among 10 States To Get ‘No Child’ Waiver

President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

02/09/2012

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Education: States Should Do More To Reach Students

In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

01/31/2012

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Cassellius Talks Federal Waiver Request In Mankato

State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is going to Mankato to discuss the state’s request for a federal waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

01/04/2012

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Education Comm. Discusses ‘No Child’ Waiver Request

State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is going to Rochester to discuss the state’s request for the waiver to sections of the federal No Child Left Behind law in the first stop in a statewide tour.

12/07/2011

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Minn. House Committee Considers NCLB Waiver Plans

The Minnesota House Education Finance Committee will learn more about the state’s plans to seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for portions of the controversial federal No Child Left Behind law.

11/02/2011

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Waivers Spell Likely End For Tutoring Program

Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers to free their schools from a federal mandate that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring.

10/30/2011

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47 Percent Of Minn. Schools Fail Under NCLB

Nearly half of Minnesota schools didn’t make the grade under the federal No Child Left Behind law in 2011.

09/30/2011

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Minn. To Aim For Waiver To No Child Left Behind

Minnesota will resubmit its bid to get out of some federal No Child Left Behind requirements after President Barack Obama outlined a plan Friday to grant states waivers from the Bush-era education policy.

09/23/2011

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Minn. Schools Leader Attends NCLB Law Rollback

President Barack Obama is set to announce the details of his plan to roll back parts of the No Child Left Behind law, and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will be there.

09/23/2011

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Minnesota Seeks Waiver From No Child Left Behind

Minnesota is seeking a waiver from key aspects of the federal No Child Left Behind law, which could free hundreds of schools from federal sanctions and prevent dozens of new districts from being labeled as failures.

08/16/2011

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Minn. Seeks Waiver To No Child Left Behind

Minnesota will seek a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law, which could free state schools from some testing requirements and punishments in the nine-year-old law.

08/08/2011

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