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Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB) Flexibility Request

The Tennessee Department of Education has received a waiver from certain portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as No Child Left Behind.

It allows Tennessee to adopt a new accountability model and be a significant driver for improving instruction and increasing student achievement.

Waiver Amendments Letter- July 24, 2013download pdf file

Waiver approval letter—Feb. 9, 2012download pdf file

ESEA Flexibility Request- May 2, 2013 download pdf file

Final approved ESEA request—Jan. 19, 2012download pdf file

Original ESEA request—Nov. 14, 2011 download pdf file

U.S. Department of Education's Overview of ESEA Flexibility