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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.

October 11, 2011

Civil Rights, Disability Groups Trash Harkin NCLB Bill

Advocates for poor and minority students, students with disabilities, and others sent a letter to Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wy., expressing deep concerns with legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

October 11, 2011

Senate ESEA Draft Bill Would Scrap Adequate Yearly Progress

Proposed legislation would eliminate the 2013-14 deadline for bringing all students to proficiency in math and reading, but keep the law's testing regime in place.

October 11, 2011

Subgroup Accountability at Issue in ESEA Renewal

The National Council of La Raza, which advocates for English-language learners, is worried about the potential impact of language in a widely circulated draft of a Senate plan to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

October 10, 2011

Bennet to Introduce Teacher Prep, ARPA-ED Amendments

Sen. Bennet is pleased that the committee appears poised to include salary comparability and Race to the Top in its ESEA renewal bill.

October 10, 2011

Senators Consider Codifying Race to the Top in ESEA

Race to the Top, first created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, would become an authorized part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act under a draft of Senate education leader's reauthorization propoal.

October 07, 2011

Details Emerge on Senate ESEA Discussions

A draft NCLB proposal would put a strong federal focus on the lowest-performing schools and those with big achievement gaps.

October 05, 2011

NEA Likes Senate GOP's Bill to Overhaul NCLB

Count the National Education Association as a fan (for the most part) of the No Child Left Behind Act renewal bill put forth last month by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

September 29, 2011

Key Senate Panel Schedules Markup on ESEA Renewal Bill

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Oct. 18 plans to consider a measure reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

September 23, 2011

Obama: NCLB Waivers Not an 'Escape' From Accountability

So far, state schools' chiefs are welcoming the Obama administration's waiver package, even though it does come with some significant strings.

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