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February 25, 2015

Efforts to Make NCLB Rewrite More Conservative Could Snag Process

Republicans who don't think the House No Child Left Behind Act rewrite goes far enough in restoring education decisions to the states could gum up the works in floor debate.

February 23, 2015

Lawmakers File Amendments Ahead of House Debate to Overhaul NCLB

The bulk of the 125 amendments came from Democrats who are seeking to restore accountability and dedicated funding streams for certain education programs.

February 23, 2015

Governors Express Anxiety Over NCLB Rewrite Moving Through Congress

Making public schools work better is a "personal mission" for many governors, said Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Nevada Republican, at a National Governors Association meeting.

February 23, 2015

What Does Arne Duncan Want in an NCLB Rewrite?

Duncan is worried about the impact of funding provisions, and a lack of investment in teacher quality, pre-kindergarten programs, and initiatives like Investing in Innovation.

February 19, 2015

House Set to Pass NCLB Rewrite Next Friday

A new schedule would send the Republican-backed No Child Left Behind rewrite to the floor for debate Wednesday and Thursday, with a final vote scheduled for Friday morning.

February 17, 2015

National Teachers' Unions Step Up Lobbying Efforts on NCLB Rewrite

The NEA and AFT have launched separate grass-roots lobbying efforts in hopes of continuing to push their priorities for the federal K-12 overhaul.

February 13, 2015

Title I Portability Sticky Wicket in NCLB Rewrite

Republicans in both chambers plan to push Title I portability further during floor debate by offering amendments that would allow Title I money to also be used for private schools.

February 11, 2015

House Education Committee Approves NCLB Rewrite on Party-Line Vote

A Republican bill to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, which would significantly curtail the federal footprint in K-12, will be considered by the full House the week of Feb. 24.

February 09, 2015

Could Local Tests Be the Way Forward in an NCLB Rewrite?

Congress mulls a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act that could roll back the law's testing requirements—or let districts create their own systems, with state approval.

February 06, 2015

Senate Efforts to Rewrite NCLB Turn Bipartisan

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., plan to work over the next few weeks to produce a bipartisan bill.

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