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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Secretary of Education’s Plan to Waive Major ESEA Requirements

Author(s): Wayne Riddle
Published: September 29, 2011

This document answers some frequently asked questions about the U. S. Secretary of Education’s authority to grant waivers of Elementary and Secondary Education Act requirements, including how that process works under current provisions, which requirements can currently be waived, and how often this authority has been used in the past.

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Paper *updated 2/17/12* (PDF format, 398 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Riddle%5FFAQsonESEAWaivers%5F2%2E17%2E12%2Epdf


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