No Child Left Behind http://nhpr.org en 'No Child' Waiver Will Increase Flexibility http://nhpr.org/post/no-child-waiver-will-increase-flexibility <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week New Hampshire at long last was granted a waiver from the Bush-era education reform law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The federal government first announced the waivers in 2011 because of congressional inaction to reform No Child Left Behind. New Hampshire was the 39<sup>th</sup> state to <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/policy/eseaflex/approved-requests/nhapprovalrequest.pdf">be granted one.</a></p><p></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:09:02 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 30610 at http://nhpr.org 'No Child' Waiver Will Increase Flexibility N.H. Still Waiting For No Child Left Behind Flexibility http://nhpr.org/post/nh-still-waiting-no-child-left-behind-flexibility <p></p><p></p><p>New Hampshire will have to wait a little longer for more flexibility from the federal education law No Child Left Behind. The US Department of Education<a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/obama-administration-approves-three-more-nclb-flexibility-requests37-states-and-"> granted three more states</a> waivers today, but New Hampshire was not on the list.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 20:14:01 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 27843 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Still Waiting For No Child Left Behind Flexibility N.H. Sends Off No Child Left Behind Waiver Request http://nhpr.org/post/nh-sends-no-child-left-behind-waiver-request <p>As expected the state Department of Education today<a href="http://www.governor.nh.gov/media/news/2012/090612-no-child-left-behind.htm"> formally asked </a>the federal government for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. The state's request is 96 pages long, it's a full document, but NHPR's Brady Carlson sat down with reporter Sam Evans-Brown talk about what it contains.</p><p>Brady Carlson: What does getting a waiver from No Child Left Behind actually mean?</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:02:23 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown & Brady Carlson 12385 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Sends Off No Child Left Behind Waiver Request Dept. of Education To Announce No Child Left Behind Waiver http://nhpr.org/post/dept-education-announce-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p>This week the <a href="http://www.education.nh.gov/news/esea-waiver.htm">Department of Education says&nbsp;</a>it will release details of New Hampshire’s application for a waiver for flexibility from the controversial federal education law, <a href="http://www.ed.gov/esea">No Child Left Behind</a>.&nbsp;The&nbsp;DOE will release a draft on Thursday, and submit the final waiver application to the federal department of education the following week.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:30:05 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 11757 at http://nhpr.org Dept. of Education To Announce No Child Left Behind Waiver No NCLB Waiver Yet; Officials Eye Spring Deadline http://nhpr.org/post/no-nclb-waiver-yet-officials-eye-spring-deadline <p>The New Hampshire Department of Education says it will not yet ask the federal government &nbsp;for flexibility with the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the federal education law. The DOE is gearing up to request a waiver this spring.</p><p>According to state education officials New Hampshire is not ready to ask for a waiver from the toughest testing standards required under No Child Left Behind.&nbsp;Paul Leather from the Department of Education says &nbsp;in order to get a waiver, the state must first build a system that will evaluate teacher and principal effectiveness.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:26:45 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 1848 at http://nhpr.org No NCLB Waiver Yet; Officials Eye Spring Deadline No Child Left Behind Withdrawal Stalls in NH House http://nhpr.org/post/no-child-left-behind-withdrawal-stalls-nh-house <p><span style="font-size: 87.5%; line-height: 1.5; ">The New Hampshire House voted to put off making a final decision on a pair of bills that would withdraw the state from No Child Left Behind, and forego $61.6 million dollars in federal funding.</span></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:15:43 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 1775 at http://nhpr.org No Child Left Behind Withdrawal Stalls in NH House House Committee Wants Out of No Child Left Behind http://nhpr.org/post/house-committee-wants-out-no-child-left-behind <p>A House Committee has voted to recommend that New Hampshire pull out of No Child Left Behind.</p><p>Republican lawmakers on the House education committee cited local control and small government as reasons to withdraw the state from No Child Left Behind.</p><p>The vote was along party lines.</p><p>The dissenting democrats say they too are frustrated with the federal education laws, but are concerned about the federal money the state would lose if it withdrew from the program.</p><p>If the bill passes the state would forfeit $63 million in federal grants.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:22:04 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 1526 at http://nhpr.org House Committee Wants Out of No Child Left Behind