ERIC Number: EJ759479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-13
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States to Get New Options on NCLB Law: More Flexibility Promised as Special Education Rules Eased
Hoff, David J.
Education Week, v24 n31 p1, 38 Apr 2005
In her most noteworthy policy speech since taking office in January, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings outlined how she would give states new flexibility to implement the 3-year-old law. The Department of Education will entertain proposals from states to waive rules under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The department also will soon propose new rules for every state that would make it easier to assess students with disabilities. While Ms. Spellings said that she does not have the authority or the desire to waive certain tenets of the law, she is willing to address concerns she has heard from state and local officials.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Politics of Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Accountability, State Departments of Education, Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Special Education, Reading Tests, Mathematics Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001