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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.

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 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 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 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.

March 24, 2015

Rep. John Kline Hopeful for Vote on NCLB Rewrite After Easter Recess

In a talk to state schools chiefs, the House education committee chairman called the collapse of floor support for his GOP-backed bill "the perfect storm."

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