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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.

July 12, 2015

Senate ESEA Debate: What to Expect This Week

Pressure rises, with nearly 150 amendments filed so far on the bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, though it's unclear how many will make it to the floor.

July 10, 2015

Senators Likely to Spar Over Title I Formula Amendment During Senate ESEA

Under the amendment, more states would gain Title I funding than lose it. But some that would lose funding would lose big time.

July 09, 2015

Senate Rebuffs ESEA Amendment to Let States Opt Out of Federal Accountability

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., slammed the A PLUS amendment, knowing that if adopted it would have sunk his chances of getting the ESEA reauthorization across the finish line.

July 08, 2015

Senate Rejects School Voucher Amendment During ESEA Debate

Democrats cleared their first school choice policy hurdle, defeating a voucher amendment on the second day of debate on an Elementary and Secondary Education Act overhaul bill.

July 08, 2015

House Passes ESEA Rewrite 218-213; Senate Debate Continues

The House vote came as the Senate is debating its own rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the two versions would have to be reconciled.

July 08, 2015

Senate ESEA Debate May Reignite Scuffle on Bullying Protections for LGBT Students

The forthcoming bullying debate will prompt the first votes on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to same-sex marriage.

July 08, 2015

Sen. Patty Murray to Offer Title IX Amendment to Senate ESEA Rewrite

According to the National Federation of High School Associations, young women have 1.3 million fewer chances to play sports in high school, compared to boys.

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