2015-2018 Renewal of Nevada's ESEA Flexibility Waiver

The Nevada Department of Education has applied 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 Review the Nevada Renewal Form and Draft Version ESEA Waiver below and Respond to Diane Mugford by May 26, 2015.

       Diane Mugford at

Additional Documents related to the Waiver Renewal

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, 2013).

Click here to view Nevada's currently approved ESEA Waiver Flexibilty Request of October 27, 2014 and to view previously approved versions.






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