On Thursday, July 16,Ιthe Senate passed its ESEA reauthorization bill, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (ECAA). The House passed their version on July 8. Read more
On Thursday, July 16, the Senate passed its ESEA reauthorization bill, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (ECAA). The House passed their version on July 8.
The next step is to reconcile the two bills in conference and to present a bill to the President that he will sign into law. The negotiation will revolve, in large part, around the Senate bill because it has Democratic support. The President reiterated his veto threat against the House bill as soon as it was passed.
Accordingly, we are providing you our flash analysis of the Senate bill here. (Please note that the Senate just passed the bill yesterday and that the conference negotiations will result in changes). The analysis cuts the bill into its key parts and highlights the need-to-know aspects. At the end, we list the key amendments that were passed on the Senate floor.
We hope that this document stirs questions and follow-up matters for you. When it does, do not hesitate to contact us so we can dig into those. Finally, we are constantly teasing out the hidden B-track issues, so this is a live document. If you want to see it evolve, go here.