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April 13, 2015

Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite Likely to Strengthen Early Education

During Tuesday's Senate education committee, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member and co-author of the bill, will offer an amendment to strengthen early-childhood education--and it looks like she has the Republican support needed to do so.

April 07, 2015

Federal After-School Program Not Restored in Bipartisan ESEA Bill

After-school advocates are not surprised that the bipartisan agreement on reauthorizing ESEA eliminates the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, but say they anticipate amendments to restore it.

April 02, 2015

How Far Has the Debate Over Federal Role in K-12 Evolved? Maybe Not That Far.

Opposition to the federal role in education didn't suddenly spring up when the Obama administration hugged the Common Core State standards a little too tightly

March 05, 2015

How a Conservative Blogger Helped Derail the House NCLB Rewrite

A couple of "grassroots" education bloggers may have had a hand in stalling—or maybe even outright stopping—the legislation.

February 25, 2015

U.S. Education Secretary Says ESEA Should Expand Focus to Early Learning

Arne Duncan said the details are up to Congress, but an advocacy coalition wants a preschool title to be added to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 04, 2015

Senators Boxer and Murkowski Move to Protect Federal After-School Grants

A bipartisan bill aims to strengthen the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and protect funds for after-school programs.

January 16, 2015

Sen. Alexander's Draft NCLB Bill: Cheat Sheet

Testing is eating up a lot of the oxygen, but there's lots more to unpack in Sen. Lamar Alexander's No Child Left Behind draft.

January 14, 2015

ESEA Proposal Could Change Research Role in Education Planning

More tidbits on Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization: The draft proposal could change the approach to using research in approving education plans.

January 12, 2015

Administration Doubling Down on K-12 Priorities, Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Declares

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is clearly not backing off from the K-12 policies that his administration has pushed for the past six years.

May 14, 2014

Senate Education Panel OKs Preschool Expansion on Partisan Vote

The measure has strong backing from the administration, but its political prospects are iffy at best.

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