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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2015
Text of S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (Passed the …
VOTE ON REAUTHORIZATION OF ESEA (RECONCILIATION OF HR 5 and S1177) TO TAKE PLACE VERY SOON.
By Allie Grasgreen Ciaramella | 11/13/2015 10:00 AM EDT
With help from Kimberly Hefling and Maggie Severns
IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING:
Lawmakers have an agreement on a No Child Left Behind reauthorization and plan to name conferees in the House next week, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing negotiations. The agreement keeps Congress on track to pass a rewrite of the law before the end of the year, if things move smoothly
. Lawmakers and aides have been working to hash out a compromise between the House- and Senate-passed bills since July; the House leadership tumult briefly scrambled plans to get the law reauthorized, but recently negotiators have buckled down. More from Maggie Severns: http://politico.pro/1MFhF9r
So… what will be in it? Among the contentious issues negotiators have been wrangling over are accountability and how much authority the education secretary should have. Multiple insiders told Morning Education to expect some unusual solutions when it comes to accountability for schools.
What’s next? Both the House and the Senate need to appoint conferees, then the conference committee will hold at least one meeting. Any deal on a bill after that will need to pass back through the House and Senate before heading to the president’s desk.
Business Roundtable President John Engler
is asking House and Senate leaders to keep accountability strong in the new law. “Both the Senate and House versions of ESEA legislation contain elements that business leaders support, but more needs to be done to deliver a meaningful education to our students,” Engler writes in a letter sent Thursday, provided first to Morning Education. He is also asking lawmakers to include an opt-out requirement stating that states must test at least 95 percent of students annually in order to receive federal funds. See the letter:http://bit.ly/1QkZUic