ESEA and the 112th Congress

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    2011 ESEA activities

  • Kansas asks USED for AYP flexibility.

    Kansas applies to the U.S. Department of Education for permission to hold its testing targets at 2009-10 levels until 2014-15, the year the common assessments are supposed to be up and running.
  • The "Big 8" meet with Sec. Duncan to talk shop (ESEA)

    Big 8 are the chairmen and subcommittee chairmen of the committees that oversee K-12 policy. They are Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.; and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; and Reps. John Kline, R-Minn.; George Miller, D-Calif.; Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.; and Dale Kildee, D-Mich.
  • House hearing on Federal regulations

    House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing Tuesday to evaluate the consequences of federal regulations on our nation’s schools. See here.
  • Senate Moderate Democrats release "Statement of princpiles to fix the ESEA."

    A group of moderate Democratic senators released a set of principles this morning for revising the ESEA. It resembles the Obama adminstration's ARRA-centric priorities. Michael Bennet (CO), Kay Hagan (NC), Mark Begich (AK); Thomas Carper (DE); Chris Coons (DE); Dianne Feinstein (CA); Herb Kohl (WI); Mary Landrieu (LA); Joe Manchin (WVa); Mark Warner (VA); and Joseph Lieberman (CT)