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Obama nominates former Exelon official/DOE safety advocate to NRC

President Obama has nominated a Bush-era DOE official, Jessie Roberson, to fill the final seat on the five member Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Roberson also worked for Exelon, the largest nuclear utility in the U.S., from 2004-2006, as Director of Nuclear Regulatory Programs. 679 more words

Wind Power

The Senate Debate on Lee's Opt Out Amendment

In the House version of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, the Student Success Act (SSA), parental opt-out is written into the legislation, bypassing any state positions on the issue: 753 more words

High-stakes Testing

Permission Denied… So What?

Many people have expressed anger and disappointment about the Opt Out amendment not passing in the Senate yesterday.

The chamber voted 64 to 32 against the amendment, proposed by Sen. 811 more words

Opt Out Orlando

A Senate ESEA Update on July 09 and 13, 2015

A brief update on the Senate ESEA hearings for July 09 and 13, 2015:

On Monday, July 13, 2015, Senator Lamar Alexander stated that he wanted to finish work on the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) this week. 636 more words

High-stakes Testing

My Report on House and Senate July 08, 2015, ESEA Actions

This week, both the House and the Senate are promoting their respective versions of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. 891 more words

High-stakes Testing

A Thought-provoking Comment on ESEA Reauthorization

Both House and Senate are trying to pass bills for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 (also known by its last reauthorization, No Child Left Behind, NCLB). 774 more words

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LAMAR ALEXANDER: College Too Expensive? That’s a Myth

Wall Street Journal — Pell grants, state aid, modest loans and scholarships put a four-year public institution within the reach of most.

Paying for college never is easy, but it’s easier than most people think. 71 more words

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