The biggest policy debate emerging in the reauthorization process is whether or not to preserve the law's annual testing requirements.
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January 30, 2015
January 29, 2015
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., plans to forego hearings on reauthorization and use the bill he ushered through the House in the 113th Congress as the starting point for the legislative process.
January 27, 2015
Members of the Senate education committee agreed at a hearing that teacher evaluations are essential, but it's still unlikely that the NCLB reauthorization will mandate them.
January 26, 2015
Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.
January 22, 2015
John Kline, R-Minn., chairman of the House education committee, said he will use the Student Success Act, the bill he ushered through the House in the 113th Congress, as the starting point for the legislative process.
January 21, 2015
After two-and-a-half hours of hearing from a diverse panel of witnesses, chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., still hadn't come down on one side of the testing debate.
January 20, 2015
During the NCLB reauthorization process, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said he'll "be judging the draft and every amendment to the draft in part by whether it preserves the gains we've made for kids with learning disabilities."
January 20, 2015
The measure, co-sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., comes just one day before the Senate education committee's hearing on testing and accountability.
January 16, 2015
The Senate education committee will hear from a presidential adviser, a state commissioner, a superintendent, a teacher, and a civil rights leader during its hearing on testing and accountability.
January 15, 2015
In order to craft an overhaul of the federal K-12 education law that can clear the committee, the full Senate, and the president's desk, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., will have to sharpen his politicking skills.