Waiver for No Child Left Behind

Oklahoma schools will maintain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) announced it is granting the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) an extension to a flexibility waiver to provide relief from some provisions of NCLB.

As part of the USDE decision, the one-year waiver would be extended two years if OSDE demonstrates continued and significant progress by Aug. 1, 2016, in improving education and preparing high school graduates for college – and career-readiness.