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.
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June 24, 2015
June 23, 2015
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.
June 19, 2015
Even so, Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash, the influential co-authors of that chamber's bipartisan bill, still have their eyes on the prize.
June 18, 2015
A coalition of 36 organizations say in a letter to senators that without changes, the bipartisan ESEA measure "will not fulfill its functions as a civil rights law."
June 16, 2015
A bipartisan bill could hit the Senate floor as early as this week, and members plan to file amendments on Title I, accountability, bullying, and employee background checks.
June 14, 2015
The measure was not on the Majority Leader's weekly schedule for action, but sources said it could be called to the floor as early as Wednesday.
June 10, 2015
The stalled renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act could start moving again in the U.S. House of Representatives, sources say.
June 09, 2015
Alexander said that he and his staff have been working in close concert with the President Obama and his staff on substance of the reauthorization.
June 03, 2015
The issue of whether the bipartisan Senate ESEA reauthorization bill includes enough protections for poor and minority students is sure to be one of the biggest debates if the bill is brought the Senate floor, as it's expected to sometime this summer.
June 02, 2015
When the Senate's ESEA reauthorization bill is called up for debate at the end of this month or early July, messaging will be crucial to garnering support for the bill from both sides of the aisle.