Reimagining Education

Change Policy to Close the Achievement Gap

AG_BigTo date, 33 states and the District of Columbia have been granted a waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind. According to Education Weekly, once given the flexibility to revise their accountability system all but eight states have taken the opportunity to alter their achievement goals. States are now telling the Department of Education (DOE) that it will take longer for low-income, minority, and/or disabled children to reach proficiency than it will for everyone else…

To read the rest of what State Policy Director, Kate Casas had to say in the HuffingtonPost click here.

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