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July 28, 2015

Teacher-Turned-Congressman: Rep. Mark Takano's Take on ESEA Rewrite

Takano favors grade-span testing, supports the federal mandate that states and schools test 95 percent of students, and thinks accountability should be entirely left up to states.

July 22, 2015

Education Groups to Leaders in Congress: Get ESEA Rewrite Over Finish Line

Begin conferencing the House and Senate ESEA bills now, said 10 major education groups in a letter sent Wednesday.

July 20, 2015

ESEA Rewrite: What to Expect From House-Senate Conference

Representatives from both parties and both chambers will attempt to find common ground between their dueling reauthorization bills, which contain some stark policy differences.

July 16, 2015

Senate Passes ESEA Rewrite With Big Bipartisan Backing, 81-17

Passage marks a crucial step in getting a bill to the president's desk. The Senate and House can now begin conferencing their dueling reauthorization measures.

July 15, 2015

Senate Votes to End Debate on ESEA Rewrite; Final Vote Expected Thursday

Senators also rejected a high-profile amendment from Democrats to beef up accountability measures in the underlying bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

July 15, 2015

Civil Rights Groups, Teachers' Union Spar Over Accountability Amendment

The National Education Association sent a letter Tuesday to senators urging them to oppose a Democratic amendment that would beef up accountability in the Senate's ESEA rewrite.

July 14, 2015

Senate Rejects Amendments on Portability, Opt-Outs, LGBT Protections

As debate continues on the bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, senators turned down proposals on three contentious issues.

July 14, 2015

Senate Votes Down ESEA Amendment Designed to Protect LGBT Students

The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.

July 14, 2015

Senate Democrats to Unveil Amendment to Boost Accountability in ESEA Rewrite

The amendment would require states to identify and intervene in their poorest-performing 5 percent of schools and those that graduate less than 67 percent of students for two consecutive years.

July 13, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Moves to Set End to ESEA-Rewrite Debate

The move could pose problems for senators still finessing amendment language on the ESEA bill, such as Democrats who are working on proposals to beef up accountability.

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