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November 17, 2015

With the ESEA Conference Set to Kick Off, Is the End Near for NCLB?

After eight years and at least three serious attempts, Congress is finally moving forward on bipartisan, bicameral legislation to rewrite the almost-universally-despised No Child Left Behind Act.

November 13, 2015

Lawmakers Announce Preliminary Agreement On ESEA Rewrite

Congressional negotiators announced they have a way forward to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with a conference committee to start working on a compromise soon.

November 12, 2015

Sources: House and Senate Negotiators Have Reached Preliminary ESEA Deal

Christmas seems to have come early this year for education advocates. After weeks of long and hard negotiations, House and Senate lawmakers have reached preliminary agreement on a bill to reauthorize the very long-stalled No Child Left Behind Act, multiple sources say.

November 11, 2015

ESEA Issue to Watch: How Much Power Should the Education Secretary Have?

Lawmakers in both parties—but especially Republicans—are really unhappy with the way Duncan and Company used Race to the Top, and especially, waivers from many of the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.

November 04, 2015

Montana Chief Denise Juneau Announces Run for Congress

Juneau has emphasized graduation and teacher evaluation during her tenure, during which she's also said no to a waiver from NCLB but yes to a speaking spot at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

November 04, 2015

Rewriting No Child Left Behind: Three Testing Issues to Watch

Even though both the House and Senate ESEA bills keep annual tests, they go very different ways on a lot of other assessment issues.

November 02, 2015

Big Education Groups to Congress: Finish ESEA Reauthorization

Teachers, school administrators, principals and state officials have launched a digital ad campaign asking lawmakers to finish work to reauthorize the ESEA.

October 29, 2015

CAP Report: Congress Shouldn't Forget 'Subgroup' Students in ESEA Renewal

Some of the biggest achievement gaps are found in schools that are performing well otherwise, a CAP analysis finds.

October 27, 2015

Proposed Budget Deal Could Make ESEA Reauthorization Easier

In theory at least, the deal could create more time for GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, the presumptive next House speaker, to focus on other legislation, including ESEA reauthorization.

October 26, 2015

Rep. Paul Ryan Close to Taking Over as Speaker: Here's His K-12 Record

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is poised to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. What does his record indicate what he could do regarding education policy?

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