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July 07, 2015

Day One of Senate ESEA Debate: Rift Over Accountability Grows

Below the surface of pleasantries and backslapping, a policy split continues to grow over whether to beef up accountability provisions in the bill to overhaul the education law.

July 07, 2015

White House Calls for More Accountability in Senate ESEA Bill, But No Veto Threat

While the administration wishes the bill did more to ensure states focus on their lowest-performing students and schools, it stopped short of issuing a veto threat.

July 07, 2015

State Chiefs Join Calls for More Accountability in Senate ESEA Rewrite

The call came just minutes before the U.S. Senate kicked off debate on its bill and just one day after the White House said that the bill falls short on accountability.

July 07, 2015

Democrats Aim to Expand Access for Pre-K During Senate ESEA Debate

An amendment would provide $30 billion for high-quality, full-day preschool for 4-year-olds from families earning below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

July 03, 2015

NEA's Lily Eskelsen Garcia Talks Opt-Out, ESEA, and Why She Supports the Common Core

Yesterday, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia sat down with Education Week for a wide-ranging conversation.

July 01, 2015

House Begins Process to Reconsider ESEA Reauthorization

The House Rules Committee is to meet July 7 to again consider its version of the federal K-12 law's rewrite; a vote could come as early as the next day.

June 25, 2015

Civil Rights Advocates vs. Teacher Advocates: A Destructive and Unnecessary Conflict

In this final post in his series on annual accountability testing and students' civil rights, Marc Tucker turns his attention to the way this issue has divided the civil rights community and advocates for teachers and calls it destructive and unnecessary.

June 24, 2015

Senate Schedules Debate on Bipartisan ESEA Reauthorization

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.

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.

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