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Afternoon Announcements: Obama Threatens to Veto Republican Rewrite of NCLB

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July 18, 2013 04:13 pm

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Senators negotiating a bipartisan deal to keep student loan rates low reached a deal on Wednesday night that could end the partisan feud on Capitol Hill that has threatened to permanently double interest rates. New York Times 

The National Republican Congressional Committee targeted 10 House Democrats in a media campaign in advance of this week’s expected floor vote on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act. The campaign urges voters to tell representatives, “Put your kids first – not Washington bureaucrats.” Politics K-12

In a “well, that’s not surprising” news, new analysis shows that the majority of states see a positive correlation between high education spending and high student performance. Las Vegas Sun

President Obama threatened to veto a Republican version of the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law. The White House said on Wednesday that the House Republicans’ revisions to the sweeping education law “represent a significant step backwards in the effort to help our nation’s children and their families prepare for their futures.”Education Week

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