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House Education Leaders Issue Draft NCLB Renewal Plan

For the full article go to the Education Week site, using the link below. Note what a short time the corporate-politicos are allowing for responses to this plan.

By David J. Hoff and Alyson Klein

The leaders of the House education committee today released a draft of a plan for reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act, outlining proposals that would revise how adequate yearly progress is calculated and overhaul the interventions for schools failing to meet achievement goals.

In releasing the long-awaited plan, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Howard P. âBuckâ McKeon, R-Calif., said that they were inviting comments from educators so that they can incorporate their ideas into the bill they hope to introduce shortly after Labor Day.

âThis draft is a work in progress, subject to change over the coming weeks as the committee moves a bill through the legislative process,â Reps. Miller and McKeon wrote in a letter (pdf) to âeducation stakeholders.â Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

âThe committee has not endorsed this staff discussion draft,â adds the Aug. 27 letter, which was also signed by the Rep. Dale E. Kildee, D-Mich., and Rep. Michael Castle, R-Del., the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Education and Labor Committee's key subcommittee on K-12 education. âHowever, we believe it represents a starting point from which to receive input.â

An 11-page summary of the draft bill (pdf) . . . .

The House Education and Labor Committee is collecting responses to the draft plan until Sept. 5 via e-mail at ESEAComments@mail.house.gov.

— David Hoff and Alyson Klein
Education Week


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