School Improvement Grant funding mattered, the Council of the Great City Schools found, and it was mostly the money, not the federally mandated turnaround models, that made the difference.
The biggest policy debate emerging in the reauthorization process is whether or not to preserve the law's annual testing requirements.
The Volunteer State will soon consider a resolution that asks Congress to ensure that Washington doesn't intrude into the state's decisions about public schools.
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that his fiscal year 2016 budget request will include a 7 percent hike in spending above the funding limits that Congress set back in 2011.
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., plans to forego hearings on reauthorization and use the bill he ushered through the House in the 113th Congress as the starting point for the legislative process.
A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.
Human trafficking is more common and more difficult to identify than many educators may realize, experts say.
Boehner was an architect of the original NCLB law when he served as chairman of the House education committee back in 2001.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate education committee, said the research bill is important to the committee's work in reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act.
The head of the House education committee stressed that keeping the No Child Left Behind Act's testing regime intact is necessary, but would ditch the law's punitive sanctions.