State news roundup for July 14, 2012

This week we talk about the Voters First coalition submitting signatures to qualify their redistricting constitutional amendment in Ohio, NJEA holding a rally to support Englewood ESPs who are having their jobs privatized, Alaska qualifying for a waiver from NCLB and feature video of Wisconsin educators talking about why political action is important.

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Eight more states granted NCLB waivers

by Cindy Long The Obama administration approved eight additional states for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) yesterday, bringing the total number of states with waivers to 19. Eighteen other states and Washington, D.C. also applied for waivers and their applications are still under review. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced … Continued

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