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Congress Debates NCLB Reauthorization; Lucid Policy Memo Clarifies Concerns

Congress is in the midst of considering a long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, whose most recent 2002 version is called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  965 more words

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Will the New Congress 'Simplify' the FAFSA?

For what I thought (ok, hoped) would be a pretty quiet Monday, I’ve gotten lots of questions today about whether and how the Congress will ‘simplify’ the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in this Session. 1,332 more words

Letter to FL. Representative Yoho or NO WAY ESEA!

   Floridians Against Common Core Education F.A.C.C.E.

February 3, 2015

Representative Ted Yoho
511 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Yoho:

I guess it is time for us to introduce ourselves to you. 1,317 more words

Common Core Standards

Oh Happy Day! ESEA!

Lawmakers in the House passed a bill today that would repeal President Obama’s health care law. But don’t be fooled: the legislation faces certain death.  A symbolic move to follow through on a promise made by Republican candidates on the campaign trail last year, the GOP-led House approved the legislation that repeals Obamacare and directs House committees to submit “an alternative, patient-centered solution.” The body voted 239 to 186. 1,107 more words

Education

Christie Herrera and Justin Owen: Tennessee’s Plan to Expand Medicaid Doesn’t Add Up

Wall Street Journal: Several Republican governors are considering implementing, or have implemented, ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion in their states. Indiana’s Mike Pence is the latest, announcing a new deal this week that abandons conservative principles by adding 400,000 able-bodied adults to the Medicaid rolls, costing taxpayers $3 billion a year. 21 more words

Politics

URGENT ACTION NEEDED

 URGENT ACTION NEEDED

Progressive US Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) knows that this time the public will not be so easily fooled by his lies as we have been in the past.   1,189 more words

Legislators

Should the Federal Government Be Determining How States Evaluate Teachers?

Senator Lamar Alexander, chair of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, held another hearing this week on the potential reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, since 2002 called No Child Left Behind (NCLB). 1,067 more words

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