Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., center, chairman of the Senate education committee, talks with staff members as the committee prepares to mark up a proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
—T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week

Fresh Battles Loom When Full Senate Takes Up ESEA Rewrite

The compromise bill approved by the Senate education committee to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces other priorities awaiting debate, and is likely to draw intense partisan sparring. (April 17, 2015)

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This Spotlight looks at where adjustments have been made to the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

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07/28 09:00 am | Teacher-Turned-Congressman: Rep. Mark Takano's Take on ESEA Rewrite | Takano favors grade-span testing, supports the federal mandate that states and schools test 95 percent of students, and thinks accountability should be entirely left up to ...

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Commentaries: The Federal Role in Education
This collection of essays adapted for Education Week from the book Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit examines federal involvement in education policy.

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Even though Florida got unprecedented federal flexibility when it comes to English-learners and accountability, a handful of other states have yet to see their requests approved.
July 20, 2015 - AP
The bipartisan proposal to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act may take up a week or more of the Senate's time.
July 6, 2015 - Education Week
Some plans submitted to the federal government pitch new ideas for how to best share the most-qualified teachers, while others repackage strategies already underway.
June 30, 2015 - Education Week
Efforts to reauthorize the law could be complicated by some of the same issues holding up renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The ESEA language policy does not reflect the critical role a student's first language plays in cognitive development, writes Joe Levitan.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
Political gamesmanship has triggered collective amnesia of what our public schools looked like when the ESEA was first signed into law, Sherrilyn Ifill says.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
Some are pleased with elements of the measure approved by the Senate education committee to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, though concerns remain.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
Attempting to alter a federal education funding formula is politically problematic because a change can shift money from one state or district to another.
April 30, 2015 - Education Week
The compromise bill approved by the Senate education committee to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces other priorities awaiting debate, and is likely to draw intense partisan sparring.
April 17, 2015 - Education Week
The proposal hammered out after weeks of negotiation includes policies meant to charm members of both parties as they rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week

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