ESEA: Legislative Renewal or Regulatory Relief?

In Monday’s issue of Politico, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the Department of Education would be ready to provide “regulatory relief” from the current iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), otherwise known as No Child Left Behind, if Congress is unable to reauthorize the law before the end of the year.

House Committee Passes ESEA Repeals Bill

The first in a series of bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) passed the House Education and the Workforce Committee yesterday by a party line vote of 23-16. The Republican bill, HR 1891 New Priorities in Education Spending Act, seeks to eliminate 43 education programs in order to eliminate “ineffective” and “duplicative” programs and reduce the role of the federal government in education.

Early Learning Challenge Fund Wins Big Under Race to the Top Program

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced plans to use approximately $500 million of the fiscal year 2011 Race to the Top funding for a major competition in support of bold and comprehensive state plans for raising the quality of early learning programs.

Principals on Capitol Hill; Support Their Efforts to Improve ESEA

In order to advocate for new policies that will give principals the tools they need to function as effective school leaders, K-8 educators from around the nation have gathered for a conference in the nation’s capital to discuss the upcoming ESEA reauthorization. During NAESP’s Federal Relations Conference, which takes place Jan. 30-Feb.

K-8 Educators Advocate to Improve ESEA Policies, Close Achievement Gap

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Contact: Kaylen Tucker, NAESP

Principals push for focus on early childhood and professional development during annual legislative meeting.

Senator Udall Introduces Bill to Help Principals Bridge Achievement Gap

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Kaylen Tucker, NAESP

Alexandria, VA—July 28, 2010—Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., introduced a bill today that creates a grant program to provide principals with professional development and mentoring programs to strengthen their knowledge of early childhood education.