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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."

March 23, 2015

State Chiefs to Members of Congress: Reauthorize ESEA Now

States need to count on a permanent federal education policy, the head of the Council of Chief State School Officers told the group's annual legislative conference Monday.

March 20, 2015

Which States Are Applying for NCLB Waiver Renewal?

Nearly every state with a waiver plans to file a renewal request, we found. But, in Louisiana and Texas, renewal is complicated.

March 16, 2015

Rep. Bobby Scott Urges Big-District Leaders to Press GOP on Title I Portability

Congressional efforts to give the outdated No Child Left Behind Act a facelift headlined this year's Council of the Great City Schools annual legislative conference.

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