On May 19, the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee will hold another hearing in its series on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
STANDARD RESPONSE: Senate HELP Committee Chairman and Top Republican Agree that Standards Movement Needs to Be Led by States, Not Federal Government ArticleMay 03, 2010
On April 28, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee continued its hearings on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)-currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-when it heard from witnesses on the role that standards and assessments play in the American education system.
“PRIORITIZING THE NATION’S LOWEST-PERFORMING HIGH SCHOOLS”: New Alliance Brief Profiles Lowest-Performing Schools, Calls for Federal Action ArticleApril 19, 2010
A new brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education calls on Congress to address the approximately two thousand high schools that account for nearly half of the nation’s dropouts.
CONGRESS TO BEGIN ESEA REAUTHORIZATION: In Joint Statement, House Democrats and Republicans Outline Plans for a Bipartisan Reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ArticleFebruary 22, 2010
In a statement released on February 18, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Education and Labor Committee announced plans for a bipartisan reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
TWO OMNIBUS BILLS AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE?: Final Vote on Education Appropriations Bill Could Come Before Christmas ArticleDecember 07, 2009
Congressional leaders are mulling options on how to finish work on the seven remaining appropriations bills before the stopgap continuing resolution expires December 18.
Over the last two weeks, Congress passed landmark education legislation that includes historic increases for Title I, changes to improve teacher quality and recruitment, and new initiatives designed to improve school accountability.