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October 19, 2011

ESEA Markup Paused Due to Sen. Paul Procedural Objection

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says lawmakers haven't had enough time to digest the more-than 800-page bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

October 18, 2011

What to Watch at Wednesday's ESEA Markup

There are 144 amendments filed in advance of Wednesday's markup of a bill to reauthorize the ESEA. More than half are from Sen. Rand Paul.

October 18, 2011

Disabilities Advocacy Group Opposes Harkin-Enzi ESEA Bill

The darling of students with disabilities in the U.S. Senate is now under fire for his proposed revision of NCLB that advocates say could allow students with disabilities to be overlooked.

October 18, 2011

Moderate Sens. Push Back on ESEA Bill's Teacher Evaluation

Teacher evaluation has already been a sticky issue in the debate over reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. And now it's getting even stickier.

October 17, 2011

Teacher Evaluation Scaled Back in Senate's Revised ESEA Draft

The latest ESEA renewal draft would require only districts that participate in the Teacher Incentive Fund to develop mandatory teacher evaluation systems.

October 16, 2011

Key Ed. Groups to Harkin: Let's Slow Down on ESEA

The National Education Association and the America Association of School Administrators wants to put the brakes on rewrite of No Child Left Behind, at least on the bill Sen. Tom Harkin has proposed.

October 15, 2011

State Chiefs Want ESEA Changes for Turnarounds, Growth

As part of a new No Child Left Behind, the Council of Chief State Schools Officers want more leeway in intervening in the lowest-performing schools, and in determining growth and performance targets.

October 14, 2011

Debate on ESEA Bill Slated for Oct. 19 in Senate Committee

The bill to be debated next week reflects "10 months of bipartisan negotiations."

October 13, 2011

Teacher Evaluation At Issue In ESEA Debate

Teacher evaluation is definitely an area to watch as the Senate debates a renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act.

October 12, 2011

Unions Still Mulling Harkin ESEA Bill

Early reaction from the two national teachers' unions suggests teacher evaluation could be a sticking point.

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