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.
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.
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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