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Friday, May 4, 2012

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Department of Education Seeks Public Input on Additional Waivers

Tallahassee, Fla. - The Florida Department of Education is seeking public input on additional waiver requests available for states that received Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waivers from the U.S. Department of Education in the first round.

The first waiver permits states to discontinue Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) determinations and the second waiver permits local school districts to serve Title I eligible high schools that have a graduation rate of less than 60 percent and are priority schools even if the school has a lower poverty rate than other Title I schools. More information about the additional waivers can be found at http://www.fldoe.org/esea/default.asp#addWaiver and in a memo to school superintendents. (PDF, 665KB)