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February 27, 2015

House Leaders Officially Postpone Vote on NCLB Rewrite

It's possible that leaders will find the votes to pass the bill next week—but if they don't the bid to update the NCLB law this year could be in serious trouble.

February 27, 2015

Passage of GOP-Backed NCLB Rewrite Could Be Delayed, Amid Conservative Backlash

House leaders may hold off on a final vote on a Republican-backed bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law, amid pushback from powerful GOP lobbying groups

February 26, 2015

State Testing: Where's the Dialogue Around Learning?

Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.

February 26, 2015

Despite Hiccups, House Nearing the Finish Line In NCLB Rewrite Debate

The chamber will reconvene again Friday morning to consider three additional amendments, including one that would wholesale replace the measure with a Democratic version, before holding a final vote on the entire bill.

February 25, 2015

Title I Portability for Private Schools to Get No Floor Vote in House NCLB Debate

The House rules committee will allow 44 of the 125 amendments filed to the GOP-backed rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act to be debated Thursday.

February 25, 2015

White House Issues Veto Threat Against House GOP NCLB Rewrite

There was never a doubt that the administration was going to threaten to veto this bill. The big question is whether lawmakers in the Senate can produce a bipartisan product that can actually get some support from Obama.

February 25, 2015

Efforts to Make NCLB Rewrite More Conservative Could Snag Process

Republicans who don't think the House No Child Left Behind Act rewrite goes far enough in restoring education decisions to the states could gum up the works in floor debate.

February 24, 2015

Rural Districts Poised to Lose Under NCLB Rewrite, Report Says

Some rural districts could lose more than 50 percent of Title I funding.

February 23, 2015

Lawmakers File Amendments Ahead of House Debate to Overhaul NCLB

The bulk of the 125 amendments came from Democrats who are seeking to restore accountability and dedicated funding streams for certain education programs.

February 23, 2015

Governors Express Anxiety Over NCLB Rewrite Moving Through Congress

Making public schools work better is a "personal mission" for many governors, said Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Nevada Republican, at a National Governors Association meeting.

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