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February 10, 2015

Preview of House Education Committee Markup of NCLB Rewrite

On the right, lawmakers will offer amendments to further reduce the footprint of the federal government, and on the left, members will try to wholesale replace the federal K-12 measure with one of their own.

February 09, 2015

GOP Lawmakers Talk Plans for NCLB Rewrite at School Choice Jamboree

The real star of the day, however, was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Republican presidential hopeful who is spending the early part of this week in the nation's capital.

February 07, 2015

Anti-Testing Advocates Flood Congressional Staff Inboxes

Please Stop Punitive High Stakes Testing! That was the message that poured into the inboxes of congressional staffers taking the lead on rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act this morning ... more than 800 times.

February 06, 2015

Senate Efforts to Rewrite NCLB Turn Bipartisan

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., plan to work over the next few weeks to produce a bipartisan bill.

February 05, 2015

House Democrats Hold Their Own Session on Rewriting the NCLB Law

During the panel, Democrats worried that a bill from Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act would hurt the most-disadvantaged students.

February 04, 2015

House Democrats Push Back on NCLB Rewrite Timeline

The House education committee will mark up a proposal to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act on Feb. 11, and the House will debate the measure the week of Feb. 24.

February 04, 2015

Is Sen. Alexander Leaning Toward Keeping NCLB's Tests? Seems That Way

When it comes to Washington's role, experts seem to agree that, "it's the strict federal accountability system that's the problem, not the tests," Alexander said.

February 03, 2015

How Much Control Should States Have in the NCLB Rewrite?

Under the current U.S. Senate draft to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, 67 federal education programs would be eliminated or not reauthorized.

February 02, 2015

Obama Budget Seeks Boosts for Early Ed., High Schools, Technology

The fiscal year 2016 budget request of $70.7 billion for the U.S. Department of Education also would include increases for teacher-quality programs and civil rights enforcement.

January 30, 2015

Major K-12 Groups to Congress: Keep Annual Tests in NCLB Rewrite

The biggest policy debate emerging in the reauthorization process is whether or not to preserve the law's annual testing requirements.

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