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Friday Reading List: ESEA Renewal Coming Soon to a Congress Near You

By Alyson Klein — October 02, 2009 1 min read
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Happy Friday! Check out these good reads:

The always-vigilant Eduflack reports on the time-line for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, aka No Child Left Behind. Apparently, it’s coming sooner than you think.

Edweek’s own Steve Sawchuk of Teacher Beat fame reports on the House Education and Labor Committee’s hearing on teacher quality. Apparently there were some back-and-forth between Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the panel’s chairman, and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, plus some bipartisan support for the Teacher Incentive Fund, which doles out grants for performance pay programs. Check out the hearing for yourself here.

Speaking of teachers, Richard Whitmire and Andy Rotherham argue in the Wall Street Journal that the media has become skeptical of teachers’ unions. Former newspaper columnist Joanne Jacobs doesn’t dispute the idea. But Sherman Dorn isn’t so sure.

Finally, the comment period on the School Improvement Grants closed Sept. 25. Check out the 300-plus comments here.