Ohio included in latest group of states for NCLB waiver approval

May 30, 2012

Ohio along with seven other states were approved for No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers that will provide flexibility from the NCLB provisions in exchange for plans developed by each state to prepare all students for college. With this addition, there are now 19 states that have been granted waivers and 18 more states are being considered. The waiver approval allows states to create an accountability system that is individualized and can capture more students at risk, including low-income students, students with disabilities, and English learners. In order for a state to continue to receive funding and flexibility they must show that they are protecting and preparing their students for the future.

For more information: Obama Administration Approves Eight More States for NCLB Waivers

See also The Columbus Dispatch article: Federal waiver in hand, state to get tough evaluating schools