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TEA News Releases Online Sept. 22, 2014

AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Education has notified Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that a request to extend the state’s conditional waiver from specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (more commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), has been granted.

The extension will run through the 2014-2015 school year pending approval of the agency’s proposal for new teacher and principal evaluation and support systems in Texas. The systems are a specific component of the federal waiver and are scheduled to be piloted in school districts and charters during the 2014-2015 school year.

Texas secured a conditional waiver from specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2013. To learn more about the state’s NCLB waiver, please visit: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=25769803880.

For an overview of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System, please visit http://txcc.sedl.org/our_work/tx_educator_evaluation/index.php.

 

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