Tag Archives: Federal Legislation

Senate Passes ESSA, President Obama to Sign Bill into Law Tomorrow, Dec. 10

On Weds. Dec. 9, the Senate approved the bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind by a vote of 85 to 12, and President Obama is expected to sign the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law tomorrow, ending the seven year effort to replace the widely unpopular 2002 federal education statute with a new […]

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House Passes New Education Law, Senate Action Expected Week of Dec. 7

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 369 to 64 late on Wednesday, December 2, to approve the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the federal education law which will replace the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. We anticipate the bill will go to the Senate for approval sometime the week of Dec. 7. President Obama […]

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House of Reps Set to Vote on NCLB Bill Today: Updated December 3, 2015

December 3, 2015 Update The House of Representatives voted 369 to 64 late on Wednesday, December 2, to approve the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law which will replace the No Child Left Behind Act. The bill now goes to the Senate for their approval as soon as next week, then to the […]

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Senate Education Committee Passes ESEA Reauthorization Bill

On Thursday April 16, 2015, on a unanimous vote of 22-0, the Senate HELP Committee approved a bipartisan bill that rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind). This means the bill will go to the Senate floor for final consideration, although floor time has not yet been scheduled. During Senate markup […]

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Senate Releases Bipartisan Bill to “Fix” No Child Left Behind

Senate education leaders released their bipartisan draft of the bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [No Child Left Behind (NCLB)] on Tuesday, April 7. The bill, titled Every Child Achieves Act, cuts back on the federal footprint in education by providing more authority to the states and reducing the powers of the […]

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NSTA Legislative Update: Negotiations Continue on ESEA Rewrite

Bipartisan negotiations continue between the two education leaders in the Senate. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have issued a statement that they indeed intend to release their bill to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) the week of April 13 (Congress is now off for their two […]

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ESEA is Moving —Call your Representatives, Let your Voice Be Heard

Work to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, otherwise known as No Child Left Behind, is moving quickly in both the Senate and the House. A Senate draft discussion is being circulated and a bill is expected to be introduced shortly. In the U. S. House of Representatives, we anticipate introduction of a Republican […]

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NSTA Legislative Update: What’s Ahead for K-12 Education and CCSS Snapshot

Official Washington has slowed to a crawl with the midterm election just weeks away and the possible power shift in the U.S. Senate. This Ed Week blog has a great take on what’s ahead for education if the Republicans take control of the Senate. In the House, the message that many parents and educators are […]

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STEM Education Coalition Testifies before House Science Committee on Draft Bill to Reauthorize Federal STEM Education Programs

The House Subcommittee on Research and Technology began work on reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act with a hearing on Wednesday, November 13. Lawmakers are reviewing draft legislation introduced by committee Republicans to reauthorize this key legislation, which will coordinate federal STEM education programs and reauthorize research and science programs at the National Science Foundation […]

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