Civitas Review

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    NCLB waivers? The federal takeover continues.

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have requested waivers from the Federal government for No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. The waivers free the states from changes required of schools and states who fail to meet the goals outlined in NCLB.  Nearly all states have failed to meet the goals outlined in the legislation. […]

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    NCLB: leave it behind

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Congress passed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in the early part of this decade. NCLB was comprehensive school reform legislation which — among other things — was aimed at ensuring every child performs and tests at grade level in reading and math by 2014. If current trends continue, no state will meet NCLB progress and […]

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    Obamacare Waivers Come to An End

    Posted in Healthcare By Karen Duquette | Tagged ,

    The Obama Administration accepted its last Obamacare waiver application yesterday.   Nearly 1,500 healthcare plans have applied for waivers.  The waivers were requested to skirt around some of the most serious and harmful insurance mandates of Obamacare.  Together, these plans cover almost 3.4 million people. To date, union healthcare plans still account for more than half […]

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