U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan may only have eighteen months left in office—but they're critical months when it comes to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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July 30, 2015
July 17, 2015
The U.S. Senate protects the largest federal after-school funding source in its reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, setting up a conflict with the House of Representatives, which wants to eliminate the program.
July 14, 2015
The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.
April 13, 2015
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
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
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
A couple of "grassroots" education bloggers may have had a hand in stalling—or maybe even outright stopping—the legislation.
February 25, 2015
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
A bipartisan bill aims to strengthen the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and protect funds for after-school programs.
January 16, 2015
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.