Generally speaking, groups that represent school officials see the draft as a good starting point. But advocates that look out for particular groups of children, such as students in special education, are really unhappy with the draft.
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January 10, 2012
January 09, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education is refusing to make public formal feedback letters it sent to the 11 states seeking waivers under No Child Left Behind.
January 06, 2012
House Republicans released a pair of bills today that would go the furthest of any proposal yet in dismantling the federal accountability at the heart of the decade-old No Child Left Behind Act.
January 05, 2012
With Republicans on the House education committee poised to release a GOP-only bill on NCLB reauthorization, the Council of Chief State School Officers is calling on House education leaders to come together on bipartisan legislation.
December 28, 2011
Many of the big events involved the push to reauthorize ESEA, the recognition that the legislation was indeed going nowhere, and finally the acknowledgment that the accountability landscape would temporarily but significantly change as the Obama administration granted waivers under No Child Left Behind.
November 08, 2011
A chief Democratic sponsor of the measure cast it as an important, but imperfect compromise, while Republicans said it wouldn't do enough to rein in the federal role in education.
November 04, 2011
A bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces a crowded Senate calendar worry over some provisions, as some keep an eye on the House.
October 21, 2011
Sounds like the Obama administration is less than thrilled with the accountability provisions in a bill passed out of the Senate education committee yesterday.
October 20, 2011
After a long delay, the Senate education committee has just approved a bill that would rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
October 20, 2011
The Senate education committee rejects an effort to change assessments and standards for students with disabilities and debates options for low-performing schools in the second day of markup on an ESEA reauthorization bill.