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Live Webcast: Senate Expected to Meet with House on ESEA This Afternoon

November 18, 2015
The following ESEA reauthorization update comes from Politico’s Morning Education post dated 11-18-15. The first ESEA House-Senate conference committee meeting is scheduled for today (2:30 ET) and is to be webcast (watch it live here).

NCLB conference begins

By 11/18/15 10:00 AM EST

With help from Marcella Bombardieri, Allie Grasgreen Ciaramella, Kimberly Hefling, Marianne LeVine, Maggie Severns and Aubree Eliza Weaver

NCLB CONFERENCE BEGINS: The Senate plans to vote on heading to conference on No Child Left Behind this morning. After that, the chamber will name its conferees — who very well may be the entire HELP Committee — and they’ll gather with House lawmakers this afternoon, beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET at the Capitol. This first meeting will be open to the public and webcast.

The House conferees named Tuesday: Republican Reps. John Kline, Virginia Foxx, Phil Roe, Glenn Thompson, Brett Guthrie, Todd Rokita, Luke Messer, Glenn Grothman, Steve Russell and Carlos Curbelo. Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott, Susan Davis, Marcia Fudge, Jared Polis, Frederica Wilson, Katherine Clark and Suzanne Bonamici.

What’s in and what’s out: The so-called “framework” for a bill is still preliminary and subject to change. But some things that made it into the framework, according to sources familiar with negotiations, are: A mandate that states identify and intervene in the bottom 5 percent of schools, some form of college- and career-ready standards and programs resembling Investing in Innovation and Promise Neighborhoods. Some things that didn’t: Title I portability and wildcard outside bills that would update privacy law or renew D.C. school vouchers.

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Schneider is a southern Louisiana native, career teacher, trained researcher, and author of the ed reform whistle blower, A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who In the Implosion of American Public Education.

She also has a second book, Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools?, published on June 12, 2015.

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