9/17/2013

Arizona received a one-year waiver from portions of No Child Left Behind for the 2012-13 school year, but now as another school year gets underway, it's unclear if the state has met the requirements to extend its waiver from parts of the federal education law. At issue is whether the state has done enough to increase to 20% the weight of graduation rates on each school's letter grading and whether student growth on standardized tests is tied to teachers' evaluations. The state has amended the waiver request, but the federal Department of Education has not yet responded.

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