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October 16, 2011

Key Ed. Groups to Harkin: Let's Slow Down on ESEA

The National Education Association and the America Association of School Administrators wants to put the brakes on rewrite of No Child Left Behind, at least on the bill Sen. Tom Harkin has proposed.

October 15, 2011

State Chiefs Want ESEA Changes for Turnarounds, Growth

As part of a new No Child Left Behind, the Council of Chief State Schools Officers want more leeway in intervening in the lowest-performing schools, and in determining growth and performance targets.

October 14, 2011

Debate on ESEA Bill Slated for Oct. 19 in Senate Committee

The bill to be debated next week reflects "10 months of bipartisan negotiations."

October 13, 2011

Teacher Evaluation At Issue In ESEA Debate

Teacher evaluation is definitely an area to watch as the Senate debates a renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act.

October 12, 2011

Unions Still Mulling Harkin ESEA Bill

Early reaction from the two national teachers' unions suggests teacher evaluation could be a sticking point.

October 11, 2011

Civil Rights, Disability Groups Trash Harkin NCLB Bill

Advocates for poor and minority students, students with disabilities, and others sent a letter to Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wy., expressing deep concerns with legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

October 11, 2011

Senate ESEA Draft Bill Would Scrap Adequate Yearly Progress

Proposed legislation would eliminate the 2013-14 deadline for bringing all students to proficiency in math and reading, but keep the law's testing regime in place.

October 11, 2011

Subgroup Accountability at Issue in ESEA Renewal

The National Council of La Raza, which advocates for English-language learners, is worried about the potential impact of language in a widely circulated draft of a Senate plan to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

October 10, 2011

Bennet to Introduce Teacher Prep, ARPA-ED Amendments

Sen. Bennet is pleased that the committee appears poised to include salary comparability and Race to the Top in its ESEA renewal bill.

October 10, 2011

Senators Consider Codifying Race to the Top in ESEA

Race to the Top, first created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, would become an authorized part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act under a draft of Senate education leader's reauthorization propoal.

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