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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.

June 19, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization Efforts Running Up Against Senate Calendar

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 16, 2015

Refresher: What's in the Senate ESEA Rewrite, and Amendments to Watch For

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 02, 2015

Policy Group to Congress on ESEA: Don't Let the Perfect Be Enemy of the Good

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.

May 27, 2015

Higher Education Act Reauthorization: What You Need to Know

The same issues that stand in the way of Congress overhauling the federal K-12 law could also delay the overhaul of the Higher Education Act.

May 13, 2015

Legislative Adventure Game: See Why It's Difficult for a Bill to Become Law

To illustrate how difficult it is for a bill to get to the president's desk, we've created a choose-your-own-adventure legislative game. See if you can steer a bill to the president's desk.

May 12, 2015

The Long Haul: ESEA Reauthorization Timeline

Hopes are still high for a bipartisan ESEA reauthorization bill to get on the U.S. Senate floor in early June, but the bill is still stuck in legislative limbo.

April 21, 2015

Senate Agreement on Anti-Human-Trafficking Bill Helps Clear Path for ESEA

A Senate agreement on a bill to prevent human trafficking showcases how unrelated pieces of legislation may determine the fate of a particular bill awaiting floor debate.

April 16, 2015

Senate Education Committee Unanimously Passes Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite

On the third day of its markup, the committee approved three amendments that focused on the funding formula for Title II, which deals with issues like teacher preparation.

April 15, 2015

Senate Ed. Committee Spars Over Bullying Prevention in ESEA Rewrite; Nears Finish

What had been a relatively calm legislative process produced a more-passionate debate over a pair of dueling amendments on harassment and bullying, particularly of LGBT students.

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