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ERIC Number: EJ943134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-5
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Waiver Process Places Judges in Pivotal Role
McNeil, Michele
Education Week, v31 n6 p1, 16 Oct 2011
Although U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ultimately decides which states get relief from key requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, a group of outside judges will wield tremendous influence in deciding states' fates. With states facing compliance deadlines under the law and Congress moving slowly on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, whose current version is the NCLB law, the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 22 released long-expected waiver guidelines. Peer reviewers selected by the department will have to make important, potentially controversial judgment calls on the strength of each waiver applicant's plan, including whether new teacher-evaluation guidelines go far enough to "inform personnel decisions," and whether state-designed interventions in low-performing schools are appropriate. The work of peer reviewers who vet applications for waivers will be crucial, even as the Education Secretary has the last word.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001