Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The latest news about ESEA, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Since the 1980s, Flint, Mich., has suffered job losses and high rates of crime and poverty.
—Brian Widdis for Education Week

Two Proposals, Two Ways to Dole Out Title I Money

The House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act offer different takes on how to distribute federal aid for poor students. (October 20, 2015)

Spotlight on No Child Left Behind

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

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No Child Left Behind
Adequate Yearly Progress

Politics K-12 Blog

11/30 04:51 pm | Praise From Governors, State Chiefs Highlight Reactions to ESEA Bill | The National Governors Association gave the legislation its "full endorsement," the first time the group has given a federal bill that kind of backing since 1996.

Special Collection

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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Now that the federal government is giving states more flexibility in shaping their accountability systems, the question is: What will these new systems look like?
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
Lumping together data on the diverse population of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders obscures many students' struggles, writes Peter T. Keo.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed their own bills to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Here's how the bills compare in key policy areas, and how they stack up against the No Child Left Behind Act—the current law—and the Obama administration's NCLB waivers.
August 3, 2015 - Education Week
Lopsided votes in the U.S. Senate and House obscure stark differences in their bills to overhaul the outdated Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
August 3, 2015 - Education Week
Without federal government pressure, states and school districts will do little to address inequity, writes former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
July 30, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
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

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