E-Update for January 16, 2015

E-Update for January 16, 2015
Updates
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) came to the forefront this week with the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan outlining for the Administration key principles that should be a part of a reauthorization bill.  His speech was followed by remarks from both the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on the Senate floor highlighting their goals for reauthorization of ESEA.  In addition, Senator Alexander, as Chairman of the HELP Committee, released a discussion draft to allow other Senators, as well as the education community, the opportunity to provide input and feedback on the draft bill as part of the reauthorization process.
Events
On January 20, the President will give the State of the Union address at 9 pm.
On January 21, the Senate HELP Committee will hold its first hearing of the new session on “Fixing No Child Left Behind,” with a focus on testing and accountability. The hearing is set to take place at 10am in 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Details here.
On January 21, the Alliance […]

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E-Update for January 9, 2015

E-Update for January 9, 2015
Updates
The 114th Congress convened on January 6 for the start of the new legislative session. On January 7, Senate Republicans voted to make U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) the Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Senate Democrats followed suit yesterday by voting to elect U.S. Senator Patti Murray the Ranking Member of the Committee.
EducationCounsel News
On January 26, 12-1pm EST, the College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative and EducationCounsel will host a free webinar to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by race-neutral strategies. The webinar will be grounded in a new ADC resource on race-neutral strategies, The Playbook: A Guide to Assist Institutions of Higher Education in Evaluating Race- and Ethnicity-Neutral Policies in Support of their Mission-Related Diversity Goals. The Playbook and many other access- and diversity-focused resources are available for free download at the ADC’s website. We encourage you to attend and to extend the invite to your colleagues and coworkers. Space is limited, and registration will close on Thursday, January 22. To register, please complete the following confidential, very […]

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E-Update for December 11, 2014

Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act: The Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17 on Thursday, July 16. In committee, 29 amendments were adopted to the bill before it was sent unanimously to the floor on a vote of 22-0. On the Senate floor, 178 amendments were considered and 66 were adopted. Notably, a modified version of Sen. Burr (R-NC)’s amendment #2247 to alter the Title I funding formula was agreed to by a roll call vote of 59-39. The amendment will only impose changes to the formula once Title I funding exceeds $17 billion.

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E-Update for December 5, 2014

Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act: The Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17 on Thursday, July 16. In committee, 29 amendments were adopted to the bill before it was sent unanimously to the floor on a vote of 22-0. On the Senate floor, 178 amendments were considered and 66 were adopted. Notably, a modified version of Sen. Burr (R-NC)’s amendment #2247 to alter the Title I funding formula was agreed to by a roll call vote of 59-39. The amendment will only impose changes to the formula once Title I funding exceeds $17 billion.

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E-Update for November 19, 2014

Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act: The Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17 on Thursday, July 16. In committee, 29 amendments were adopted to the bill before it was sent unanimously to the floor on a vote of 22-0. On the Senate floor, 178 amendments were considered and 66 were adopted. Notably, a modified version of Sen. Burr (R-NC)’s amendment #2247 to alter the Title I funding formula was agreed to by a roll call vote of 59-39. The amendment will only impose changes to the formula once Title I funding exceeds $17 billion.

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E-Update for November 12, 2014

Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act: The Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17 on Thursday, July 16. In committee, 29 amendments were adopted to the bill before it was sent unanimously to the floor on a vote of 22-0. On the Senate floor, 178 amendments were considered and 66 were adopted. Notably, a modified version of Sen. Burr (R-NC)’s amendment #2247 to alter the Title I funding formula was agreed to by a roll call vote of 59-39. The amendment will only impose changes to the formula once Title I funding exceeds $17 billion.

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E-Update for November 4, 2014

Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act: The Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17 on Thursday, July 16. In committee, 29 amendments were adopted to the bill before it was sent unanimously to the floor on a vote of 22-0. On the Senate floor, 178 amendments were considered and 66 were adopted. Notably, a modified version of Sen. Burr (R-NC)’s amendment #2247 to alter the Title I funding formula was agreed to by a roll call vote of 59-39. The amendment will only impose changes to the formula once Title I funding exceeds $17 billion.

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E-Update for October 29, 2014

Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act: The Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17 on Thursday, July 16. In committee, 29 amendments were adopted to the bill before it was sent unanimously to the floor on a vote of 22-0. On the Senate floor, 178 amendments were considered and 66 were adopted. Notably, a modified version of Sen. Burr (R-NC)’s amendment #2247 to alter the Title I funding formula was agreed to by a roll call vote of 59-39. The amendment will only impose changes to the formula once Title I funding exceeds $17 billion.

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E-Update for October 22, 2014

Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act: The Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17 on Thursday, July 16. In committee, 29 amendments were adopted to the bill before it was sent unanimously to the floor on a vote of 22-0. On the Senate floor, 178 amendments were considered and 66 were adopted. Notably, a modified version of Sen. Burr (R-NC)’s amendment #2247 to alter the Title I funding formula was agreed to by a roll call vote of 59-39. The amendment will only impose changes to the formula once Title I funding exceeds $17 billion.

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E-Update for October 16, 2014

Senate Passes the Every Child Achieves Act: The Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17 on Thursday, July 16. In committee, 29 amendments were adopted to the bill before it was sent unanimously to the floor on a vote of 22-0. On the Senate floor, 178 amendments were considered and 66 were adopted. Notably, a modified version of Sen. Burr (R-NC)’s amendment #2247 to alter the Title I funding formula was agreed to by a roll call vote of 59-39. The amendment will only impose changes to the formula once Title I funding exceeds $17 billion.

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