Monday, June 22, 2015

Video: SCHEDULE SLIPS ON ESEA/NCLB REWRITE; News on Federal Ed Spending

The FRITZWIRE e-newsletter e-mails:

22 June 2015  ::   The U.S. Senate was originally expected to vote on legislation to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act as soon as next week, but that timeline has slipped. What's the new target date? This week in the U.S. House of Representatives, an appropriations subcommittee passed an education spending bill. How would it change funding levels for certain federal education programs? Watch this week's Alliance for Excellent Education's Federal Flash to find out:

But wait, there's more:

NEW:  2015 June Education Insider report is out. Be sure to check out the full report to see Insiders' views on ESEA and HEA reauthorization timing, student data privacy legislation, and the impact of federal legislation on state testing.

Among the highlights:

  • 50% of Insiders believe ESEA will not be reauthorized by the end of 2016.
  • 42% believe it will happen while President Obama is in office.
  • An overwhelming majority of Insiders do not believe HEA will be renewed before the end of 2016.
  • 70% of Insiders believe legislation to reauthorize ESEA will allow states to use multiple assessments for annual testing.
  • 54% of respondents believe federal student data privacy legislation will be enacted in the next 18 months.
  • 96% of Insiders believe that recent proposals to streamline FAFSA will eventually be enacted.
  • 75% believe legislation could pass that would allow borrowers to refinance their loans at a lower interest rate.

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