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Dear USED, Student Outcomes Must be Focus

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Closing the achievement gap in education is one of the most critical challenges our nation faces today. For far too many years, the performance of our students of color, English language learners, low-income students, and students with disabilities has lagged behind that of affluent, white students.

On Monday, the Foundation for Excellence in Education and state education chiefs from across the nation wrote Secretary Duncan to urge the Department to base its decisions about the renewal of states’ Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) waivers on student outcomes.

A copy of the letter can be downloaded here.

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