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Afternoon Announcements: Third Bill to Reauthorize ESEA on the Senate Table

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June 07, 2013 08:12 pm

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There’s no solution in sight to stop student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. As of Thursday, the Senate deadlocked over the issue while debating competing proposals. Washington Post

The nation’s high school graduation rate has reached the highest in four decades, but there is still work to be done. At its current rate, the percentage of students earning a diploma could surpass the historical high of 77.1% in the next few years. Education Week

Yesterday, President Obama spoke at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, North Carolina. He called for increased high-speed internet and wireless access in 99% of schools within five years and showed how Mooresville has improved teaching and learning with the use of digital technology. New York Times

The introduction of a Republican bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) marks the third of its kind in recent days. The House Education Committee plans to consider the bill June 19th. Politics K-12

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