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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.

July 07, 2015

Day One of Senate ESEA Debate: Rift Over Accountability Grows

Below the surface of pleasantries and backslapping, a policy split continues to grow over whether to beef up accountability provisions in the bill to overhaul the education law.

July 07, 2015

White House Calls for More Accountability in Senate ESEA Bill, But No Veto Threat

While the administration wishes the bill did more to ensure states focus on their lowest-performing students and schools, it stopped short of issuing a veto threat.

July 07, 2015

State Chiefs Join Calls for More Accountability in Senate ESEA Rewrite

The call came just minutes before the U.S. Senate kicked off debate on its bill and just one day after the White House said that the bill falls short on accountability.

July 07, 2015

Democrats Aim to Expand Access for Pre-K During Senate ESEA Debate

An amendment would provide $30 billion for high-quality, full-day preschool for 4-year-olds from families earning below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

July 01, 2015

House Begins Process to Reconsider ESEA Reauthorization

The House Rules Committee is to meet July 7 to again consider its version of the federal K-12 law's rewrite; a vote could come as early as the next day.

June 24, 2015

Senate Schedules Debate on Bipartisan ESEA Reauthorization

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., scheduled the measure for floor debate for July 7, just one day after 10 major education groups joined forces to demand senators prioritize the measure.

June 23, 2015

Major Education Groups to Senate: Make ESEA Rewrite an Immediate Priority

A bipartisan measure authored by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., has awaited floor debate for weeks, but has been passed over in favor of other priorities.

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