Senate Education Committee Unanimously Passes Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite

On the third day of its markup, the committee approved three amendments that focused on the funding formula for Title II, which deals with issues like teacher preparation.


Arne Duncan Talks K-12 Cuts, Early Ed. at Senate Hearing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warned lawmakers that cuts to education programs could hurt efforts to close the achievement gap for disadvantaged children.


Senate Ed. Committee Spars Over Bullying Prevention in ESEA Rewrite; Nears Finish

What had been a relatively calm legislative process produced a more-passionate debate over a pair of dueling amendments on harassment and bullying, particularly of LGBT students.


Montana's Assessment Snafus Could 'Test' NCLB Law

Montana has just decided to make testing under the Smarter Balanced assessment optional, after some serious technical glitches.


Senate Education Committee Continues Beating Bipartisan Drum on ESEA

The GOP-controlled committee on Wednesday morning approved amendments by Democrats on issues including expanding access to STEM subjects and letting states use funding to create teacher and principal academies.


At ESEA Markup, Senate Committee Wrestles With Title I Amendments

Senators punted on more than a dozen controversial amendments on the first day of marking up a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


Hillary Clinton Talks College-Readiness, No Child Left Behind Act in Iowa

Clinton counts herself a fan of dual enrollment programs' role in preparing students for college, and says there hasn't been enough investment in education.


Senate Ed. Committee Marking Up ESEA Rewrite: Study the Amendments

Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and ranking member Patty Murray, D-Wash., have the difficult task of preserving the compromise bill they spent two months crafting.


School Choice Backer Marco Rubio Throws Hat in GOP Presidential Ring

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who announced his candidacy for president Monday, is the third pro-school-choice, common-core-skeptical Republican senator to throw his hat in the ring.


Evaluating Race to the Top As It Nears the Finish Line

Districts expect that financial considerations will be the biggest hurdle in sustaining Race to the Top reforms.


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