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Primer for “ESEA Reauthorization: School Turnaround”

Jul 10, 2010


Primers For Congressional Hearings On The Reauthorization Of The Elementary And Secondary Education Act

In the weeks since the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising ESEA on March 13, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee have held multiple hearings on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind. The Alliance for Excellent Education has prepared primers for each hearing that contain useful facts, flaws in current law, and recommendations for how to improve federal policy on the subject featured in each hearing.

April 13, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Senate HELP Committee Hearing

The above primer contains some quick facts on the nation’s lowest-performing high schools, explains why current law does not adequately address these schools, and offers recommendations on how a reauthorization of ESEA could better serve these schools and the students who attend them.

More information on the hearing, including a list of witnesses and a link to video from the hearing, is available at

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