Duncan: Common core is not a requirement for NCLB waivers

08/18/2011 | Education Week

States can qualify for No Child Left Behind waivers without implementing the Common Core State Standards, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday. The states not adhering to the common core -- Texas, Alaska, Virginia and Vermont -- still could qualify for waivers by demonstrating they have high standards, he said. "I like common [standards], but what is most important to me is high standards," Duncan said.

View Full Article in:

Education Week

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Partner - Strategy, Systems and Policy
TNTP
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Professional Development Manager (West Coast residence preferred)
Rowland Reading Foundation
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Wiesbaden
School District of Philadelphia - Director, Observation and Feedback Coaches Program
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Research Scientist
NWEA
Portland, OR