To amend section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 with regard to waivers of statutory and regulatory requirements.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``State Innovation Pilot Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. PURPOSES.
The purposes of this Act are-- (1) to support State, local, and tribal leadership and innovation in preparing all students to meet State-developed college and career ready academic content standards and student academic achievement standards, by establishing a process to permit State, local, and tribal educational leaders to implement alternative and innovative strategies to improve student academic achievement and otherwise meet the purposes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.); and (2) to direct the Secretary of Education to defer to State, local, and tribal judgments regarding how best to accomplish the purposes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
SEC. 3. WAIVERS OF STATUTORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.
Section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7861) is amended-- (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following: ``(a) In General.-- ``(1) Request for waiver.--A State educational agency, local educational agency, or Indian tribe that receives funds under a program authorized under this Act may submit a request to the Secretary to waive any statutory or regulatory requirement of this Act. ``(2) Receipt of waiver.--Except...