There has been talk in the Senate of keeping the federal focus under a reauthorized ESEA on only the lowest performing 5 or 10 percent of schools and letting states largely decide what happens to other schools, advocates say.
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May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011
His plan involves breaking the education bill into bite-size pieces, including chunks addressing accountability, flexibility, and program elimination.
May 10, 2011
A bill in the works would give school districts greater leeway in using federal education funding, but another measure being discussed would scrap a number of targeted programs.
April 28, 2011
Now there is a go-to piece of legislation for the "get the feds out of the buisness of K-12 education" crowd.
April 27, 2011
With reauthorizing of ESEA still pending, the U.S. Secretary of Education is still gathering suggestions at community forums with congressional lawmakers back in their home districts.
April 14, 2011
The package cuts more than $1 billion from the U.S. Department of Education's budget along with a number of programs, while extending Race to the Top, and sheltering programs such as special education and Title I grants to districts.
April 12, 2011
The long-awaited spending bill to fund the government through the end of this fiscal year eliminates a number of education programs.
April 07, 2011
The ESEA hearing seemed like a big bipartisan love feat compared to the sniping from both sides of the aisle on the budget.
April 01, 2011
Congressional groups join civil rights activists to call for continued subgroup accountability in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
March 31, 2011
Salary Comparability could find its way into the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, thanks to a pair of bills being introduced in Congress today.