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October 20, 2011

Senate Ed. Panel Debates Goals, Turnarounds in ESEA Bill

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.

October 19, 2011

Win for Franken, Loss for Waivers at Kick-Off of ESEA Markup

A bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has some bipartisan support in the Senate education committee, but it doesn't look like the markup is going to be love fest.

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 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

42 Applicants Lining Up for NCLB Waivers

California, New York, and Texas are among the states that did not tell the U.S. Department of Education they planned to apply for a waiver under No Child Left Behind.

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