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Topic: No Child Left Behind waiver

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May 6, 2014 at 7:03 AM

No Child Left Behind waiver: Charter schools might be the winners

In The Seattle Times’ editorial “State leaders should save federal education waiver” [Opinion, April 29], the editorial board blames the Washington Education Association (WEA), the teachers union, for the ending of the federal No Child Left Behind waiver because the union failed to cave to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s unreasonable demand to…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: charter schools, Don Carmignani, Gov. Jay Inslee

April 29, 2014 at 7:04 AM

NCLB waiver: Teachers union is just making an obtuse point

It’s inconceivable to many Washington parents that the majority of our state’s K-12 teachers would accept losing around $40 million in federal dollars — targeting preschool, summer-school, after-school and other critical enhancement efforts. earmarked for our state’s most at-risk kids ["State leaders should save $40 million federal education waiver," Opinion, April 26]. It’s embarrassing…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, No Child Left Behind waiver, standardized testing