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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 22, 2015

What Is NEA Asking Presidential Contenders?

Seeking the union's endorsement means answering questions on everything from vouchers to testing to the minimum wage.

June 18, 2015

What Did O'Malley and Sanders Tell NEA?

Two more candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, made their case to the union Thursday.

June 08, 2015

Hillary Clinton Meets With NEA, Talks Testing, Accountability

It's hard to discern the shape the Democratic candidate for president's K-12 policies might take from her rhetoric on standards and assessments.

May 01, 2015

NEA Seeks to Overturn Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

The National Education Association signaled its support for a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., that would repeal the tax, which goes into effect in 2018.

April 30, 2015

NEA Sets Sights on Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

Fearing its members will be penalized, the union wants to eliminate the tax on high-cost health-care plans

April 22, 2015

Reducing Testing Could Surface in Senate ESEA Debate

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., introduced legislation Tuesday that would roll back the current annual testing schedule in rewriting the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

April 15, 2015

AFT: Senate ESEA Bill Is a 'Strong Foundation'

A first look at the 1.6 million-member union's take on the Senate's draft bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

April 13, 2015

NEA: NCLB Draft Needs Heftier Focus on Equity

The 3 million-member union wants a revised law to push harder on exposing and rectifying inequities in funding and teacher quality.

April 09, 2015

NEA Bullish on Prospects for Senate Passage of Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite

The last time the Senate voted on a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was when it debated the No Child Left Behind Act back in 2001, meaning most current senators have never cast a vote on K-12 law.

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