NEVADA ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVER
2015-2018 Renewal of Nevada's ESEA Flexibility Waiver
The Nevada Department of Education intends
to apply for a long-term renewal of the State's 2012 ESEA Flexibility Waiver.
The approval of the ESEA Waiver Renewal Application will permit Nevada to
continue improvements to the system of education designed to result in
increased student readiness for post-secondary success.
Please take time to review Superintendent Erquiaga’s letter and to review the
ESEA Waiver Renewal Frequently Asked Questions, then respond to the Survey
about the Waiver.
For questions or further information, email
Diane Mugford (email@example.com).
Background on ESEA Flexibility
"In September 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) offered each
State educational agency (SEA) the opportunity to request flexibility, on behalf
of itself and its local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools, to help them
move forward with State and local reforms designed to improve student learning
and increase the quality of instruction for all students" (ESEA Flexibility
Guidance for Renewal Process, 2013).
"SEAs, LEAs, and schools
implementing ESEA flexibility are meeting a high bar. They are holding all
students to high standards, and protecting students by ensuring that
low-achieving students in each subgroup are identified for targeted
interventions based on need. ESEA flexibility also challenges SEAs to meet the
goal of having an effective teacher in every classroom and an effective
principal in every school” (ESEA Flexibility Guidance for Renewal Process,