Category Archives: U.S. Congress

U.S. Senate Education Committee Unanimously Approves ESEA Rewrite

On Thursday, April 16, 2015 the U.S. Senate HELP Committee voted out of Committee the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. The committee debated the bill for 3 days. Eighty-seven amendments were filed, over 50 were considered, and others were … Continue reading

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Sign the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations 302(b) Letter by April 24

A letter-being circulated throughout the health, education, child development, social services, and workforce communities-urging appropriators to restore the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 302(b) allocation for the Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee to at least the FY 2010 … Continue reading

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CEC Tells Senate to Support Students With Exceptionalities in ESEA

Chairman Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Murray (D-WA) have shared a new bipartisan draft bill to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. While the bill does include some important provisions that support students  with disabilities, the bill does not … Continue reading

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Senate and House Resolutions Make Deep Spending Cuts to Education

Right before adjuring for its spring recess, both the Senate and the House passed their budget blueprints. Unfortunately, both include massive cuts to education. Budget blueprints set overall spending caps, they do not specify program amounts. Congress will begin this … Continue reading

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CEC and the Friends of IES Advocate for Research Funding

This week the Friends of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) urged the Congress to build upon the President's request of $675.8 million and restore, as a bare minimum, $11.2 million to Regional Education Laboratories (RELs) and $16.6 million to … Continue reading

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ESEA Reauthorization Bill in House Stalls

Last week an expected vote in the House on the Student Success Act, H.R.5 did not occur due to apparent controversy on the provisions in the bill. It is unclear when or if the bill will come back on the … Continue reading

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CEC Urges the House to Reject ESEA Bill

The House is poised this week to consider the GOP ESEA reauthorization bill, the Student Success Act, H.R.5. CEC along with many other education and disability groups believe that a reauthorized ESEA must ensure opportunity, equity, and excellence for all … Continue reading

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ESEA Reauthorization is on the Move in the Senate

Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a hearing, “Fixing No Child Left Behind: Testing and Accountability.” Last week Senate HELP Chairman Alexander released his 387 page ESEA reauthorization discussion draft, entitled “Every Child Ready for … Continue reading

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State of the Union Highlights Improvements in Education: Present and Future

During the State of the Union, President Obama made note of important improvements at the start of his address, “Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our … Continue reading

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Chairman Alexander Releases ESEA Reauthorization Discussion Draft

On Tuesday Senate HELP Chairman Alexander released his 387 page ESEA reauthorization discussion draft, entitled “Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015.” Alexander is soliciting feedback on his staff discussion draft by Monday, February 2, at: FixingNCLB@help.senate.gov. … Continue reading

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