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April 16, 2015

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.

April 15, 2015

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.

April 15, 2015

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.

April 14, 2015

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.

April 14, 2015

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.

April 13, 2015

Early Education Will Likely Be Strengthened in Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite

The measure plays to Republican sensibilities by allowing states to better coordinate federal education programs that already exist, including Head Start and the Child Care Development Block Grant and the Preschool Development Grant programs.

April 13, 2015

Where Does the Edu-World Stand on the Bipartisan NCLB Rewrite?

Education organizations are writing to the Senate education committee and pushing out policy critiques of the bipartisan No Child Left Behind rewrite in an effort to highlight their specific priorities for the legislation.

April 13, 2015

What to Expect at the Senate Education Committee Markup of the NCLB Rewrite

Senators on the education committee have until Monday at 10 AM to file their amendments, and with Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., promising an open markup process, there's likely to be a considerable number.

April 09, 2015

NEA Bullish on Prospects for Senate Passage of Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite

The last time the Senate voted on a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was when it debated the No Child Left Behind Act back in 2001, meaning most current senators have never cast a vote on K-12 law.

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.

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