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Boehner's Exit and the ESEA Reauthorization: What Next?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.26.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

My first thought was about the fate of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), the latest version of which is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

Here's What Americans Want From A No Child Left Behind Overhaul

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

As members of the Senate and House of Representatives work to find compromise on their respective overhauls of the No Child Left Behind Act, Americans...

About the Upcoming House-Senate ESEA Conference Committee... And One from the Past

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.26.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

In July 2015, both House and Senate passed bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The House version is known as the Student Success Act (SSA); the Senate version is called the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) of 2015.

The Senate Debate on Lee's Opt Out Amendment

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

In the House version of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, the Student Success Act (SSA), parental opt-out is written into the legislation, bypassing any state positions on the issue:

Rebecca Klein

Congress Takes Major Step In Finally Overhauling No Child Left Behind Act | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

The Senate voted 81-17 to overhaul the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act Thursday afternoon, passing a bipartisan bill that gives states more flexibil...

On the House and Senate July 08, 2015, ESEA Actions

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.08.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

This week, both the House and the Senate are promoting their respective versions of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

Rebecca Klein

4 Things You Should Know About The Senate's Overhaul Of No Child Left Behind | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

A Senate committee pushed an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act a step closer Thursday, passing a rewritten version called the Every Child Achie...

It's All About the Children

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

House Republicans ironically named their No Child Left Behind reauthorization bill the Student Success Act, which attempts to gut our public education system and take vital funding away from the neediest students. This bill is paving the way for the privatization of education through the expansion of voucher programs.

Restore the True Spirit of ESEA

Diann Woodard | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Diann Woodard

Congress has the opportunity to invest in our nation's most valuable resource -- our youth. We need to write to our legislators to remind them of the original intent of ESEA and the need to ensure that our students get a world-class education that allows them to become contributing members of society.

No Test-maker Left Behind

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Democrats in Washington don't trust the states to hold themselves accountable, and a recent audit of how Texas has mishandled a half billion-dollar contract with testing giant NCS Pearson shows why.

House Debating GOP Bill Despite White House Threat

Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The effort to rewrite the flawed No Child Left Behind education law is heading for a partisan co...

The Wrong Approach to Fixing No Child Left Behind

Raul González | Posted 05.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Raul González

It is time that the ESEA were treated once again as a civil rights law focused on bringing excellent schools into every community.

Florida Schools Receive Grades, New Charter School Earns F

Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

Despite higher writing standards in Florida's public elementary, middle and non-high-school combination schools this year, school performance remained...