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Tennessee’s No Child Left Behind Waiver


February 2014

Author: Elizabeth Jones

Questions and Answers

In 2012, Tennessee’s application for a waiver from specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act was approved by the United States Department of Education. The waiver’s terms include significant changes to the state’s accountability system and to the allocation of Title I funds. This document addresses what the waiver is, why the waiver was created, and how the waiver is being implemented in Tennessee.