There are two big questions in Washington concerning education: will the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) be reauthorized, and, how deep will federal education funds be cut? In June the House and Senate education committees drafted their separate and very different versions of a new ESEA (it would replace No Child Left Behind). In early July the Senate appropriators drafted a spending plan for education that includes small spending increases. In late July the House subcommittee for appropriations for the department of education scheduled a drafting session, but then cancelled it and now has rescheduled it (maybe) for August 1st.
- House passes replacement for No Child Left Behind
- Senate education committee takes up Adult Education
- House education appropriations subcommittee looking at drafting a bill with 18.6% less money than last year
- Common Core State Standards (CCSS) moving towards implementation while a few states weigh decisions on the assessments
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