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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 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.

June 16, 2015

House GOP Aims to Cut Education Funding, Including Obama Priorities

The House Appropriations Committee bill would fund the Education Department to the tune of $64.4 billion, which is $2.8 billion below the fiscal year 2015 level and $6.4 billion below the president's budget request.

June 16, 2015

Refresher: What's in the Senate ESEA Rewrite, and Amendments to Watch For

A bipartisan bill could hit the Senate floor as early as this week, and members plan to file amendments on Title I, accountability, bullying, and employee background checks.

June 15, 2015

Education Department to Congress: We Need to Hire More Employees

The Education Department's budget pitch for the next fiscal year includes a request for more money for departmental management, in light of fewer full-time employees and a growing workload.

June 14, 2015

Refresher: What's in the House ESEA Bill?

The measure was not on the Majority Leader's weekly schedule for action, but sources said it could be called to the floor as early as Wednesday.

June 11, 2015

Rep. Bobby Scott Introduces Bill to Update Federal Juvenile Justice Law

There haven't been many signs that House Republican leadership is interested in the subject, but there's a big bipartisan push in the Senate to address the entire criminal justice system, which could give it wings.

June 10, 2015

House Looks to Resurrect ESEA Bill for Action as Early as Next Week

The stalled renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act could start moving again in the U.S. House of Representatives, sources say.

June 09, 2015

Senate Gears Up for ESEA Floor Debate

Alexander said that he and his staff have been working in close concert with the President Obama and his staff on substance of the reauthorization.

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