Despite legislative inaction on a teacher evaluation bill, the U.S. Department of Education on Friday said Washington state's waiver from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law is not dead yet. Press Secretary Dorie Nolt said the federal department continues to work with Washington officials on their request for flexibility. Duncan will be attending the meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Washington Superintendent Randy Dorn said he did not expect to get any one-on-one time with Duncan at the meeting he will also attend. But Dorn said on Friday his office has been in an ongoing conversation with Duncan's office throughout the legislative session. Dorn says he didn't know if some part of the waiver was still salvageable.
March 14, 2014/AP