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Alaska is preparing to apply for a waiver from many aspects of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly called No Child Left Behind. That federal law created a complex accountability system for public schools. If Alaska is granted a waiver, the state would implement its own accountability system for public schools, subject to some federal conditions.
Alaska seeks comments for NCLB Waiver 080812 NEWS 1 Capital City Weekly Alaska is preparing to apply for a waiver from many aspects of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly called No Child Left Behind. That federal law created a complex accountability system for public schools. If Alaska is granted a waiver, the state would implement its own accountability system for public schools, subject to some federal conditions.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

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Alaska seeks comments for NCLB Waiver

Alaska is preparing to apply for a waiver from many aspects of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly called No Child Left Behind. That federal law created a complex accountability system for public schools. If Alaska is granted a waiver, the state would implement its own accountability system for public schools, subject to some federal conditions.

The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development is preparing a draft of its waiver proposal. The department is asking interested Alaskans to comment on the draft no later than Aug. 21, 2012, using an online form at http://education.alaska.gov/nclb/esea.html.

That webpage currently contains an overview of the waiver process and presentations about Alaska's proposals for the three principles the federal government requires states to address:

Principle 1 - College and Career Ready Standards and Assessment;

Principle 2 - Accountability and Support; and

Principle 3 - Supporting Effective Instruction and Leadership.

The following webinars/audio conferences will explain Alaska's draft proposal and invite stakeholder input. Click on the link to join a specific webinar online. You can participate by audio-only by calling 1-800-315-6338 and entering passcode 2970#.

Aug. 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

http://bit.ly/RcbjAF

Aug. 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

http://bit.ly/OG3j83

Aug. 16, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

http://bit.ly/TbpndO


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