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February 17, 2015

National Teachers' Unions Step Up Lobbying Efforts on NCLB Rewrite

The NEA and AFT have launched separate grass-roots lobbying efforts in hopes of continuing to push their priorities for the federal K-12 overhaul.

February 13, 2015

Title I Portability Sticky Wicket in NCLB Rewrite

Republicans in both chambers plan to push Title I portability further during floor debate by offering amendments that would allow Title I money to also be used for private schools.

February 13, 2015

White House Report Blasts House Republicans' NCLB Rewrite

The report criticizes the bill's appropriation levels, which would lock in current funding levels through fiscal 2021, capping spending for the next six years at $800 million lower than it was in fiscal 2012.

February 11, 2015

House Education Committee Approves NCLB Rewrite on Party-Line Vote

A Republican bill to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, which would significantly curtail the federal footprint in K-12, will be considered by the full House the week of Feb. 24.

February 11, 2015

Title I Formula Changes Included in House Republican NCLB Rewrite

The Title I aid formula is highly complicated, but in a nutshell, the money is distributed to districts based on their size and concentration of poverty, among other factors.

February 10, 2015

House Democrats Plan to Offer Their Own NCLB Rewrite

The Democrats' substitute bill would create a new title for early-childhood education that would provide funds through a formula to states willing to match the amount.

February 10, 2015

Timeline Trouble Ahead for Senate NCLB Overhaul?

The chairman and ranking member on the Senate education committee aren't on the same page when it comes to a timeline for rewriting the No Child Left Behind law.

February 10, 2015

Preview of House Education Committee Markup of NCLB Rewrite

On the right, lawmakers will offer amendments to further reduce the footprint of the federal government, and on the left, members will try to wholesale replace the federal K-12 measure with one of their own.

February 09, 2015

GOP Lawmakers Talk Plans for NCLB Rewrite at School Choice Jamboree

The real star of the day, however, was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Republican presidential hopeful who is spending the early part of this week in the nation's capital.

February 07, 2015

Anti-Testing Advocates Flood Congressional Staff Inboxes

Please Stop Punitive High Stakes Testing! That was the message that poured into the inboxes of congressional staffers taking the lead on rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act this morning ... more than 800 times.

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