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April 08, 2015

Definition of 'Core Subjects' Expanded Under Senate Bipartisan NCLB Rewrite

The shift in the definition of "core academic subjects" appears to be something of a response to the years-old debate about NCLB's curriculum-narrowing effect.

April 07, 2015

Senate Education Leaders Unveil Bipartisan Compromise to Rewrite ESEA

The Senate education committee is slated to mark up the bill April 14 when lawmakers in both chambers will be back in Washington after a two-week recess.

April 07, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, Common Core Foe/School Choice Fan, Enters Presidential Race

Add one more unabashed foe of the Common Core State Standards to the list of Republican presidential candidates: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

April 06, 2015

School Superintendents' Association Pushes Congress on NCLB Rewrite

The letter to members of Congress from the national organization and most of its state affiliates comes at a precarious time for lawmakers trying to overhaul the law.

April 06, 2015

NEA Ads Target Senate Education Committee Lawmakers

Unions and civil rights groups are seeking to influence the legislative process in advance of Senate committee consideration of a bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

April 03, 2015

Senate Education Leaders Close In On Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite

Among other things, sources say the version now being negotiated would not make Title I dollars for low-income students portable, and would maintain the current annual testing schedule.

March 27, 2015

Medicare Bill Would Bolster Funding for Variety of Education Programs

Among other things, the bill would extend the Secure Rural School Act, which provides hundreds of millions of dollars to rural counties to provide consistent support for more than 4,400 schools located near national forest areas.

March 26, 2015

Education Amendments Abound in Senate Budget 'Vote-a-Rama'

Senators plan to offer amendments on a range of education policies, including the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and student loans, to name a few.

March 26, 2015

Are School Turnarounds a Sticking Point in Senate NCLB Rewrite Negotiations?

The issue of school turn-arounds could simply be one of several threads in a conversation about accountability, which we know is the crux of ongoing Senate negotiations.

March 24, 2015

Slim Chances for Early Ed. in NCLB Rewrite, Says Sen. Lamar Alexander

Sen. Lamar Alexander said the federal government already spends about $22 billion annually on various early-education programs, but the money is fragmented and often ineffective.

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