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Preliminary Findings about Waivers: CEP Survey of State Education Agency Officials

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner and Nancy Kober
Published: December 20, 2011

In the fall of 2011, CEP surveyed state education agency officials about the need for waivers of the accountability provisions under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act. The state officials surveyed said the waivers are greatly needed and generally agree that the four principles that must be met in order for a state to receive a waiver will improve student learning in their state.

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