House Panel Starts Rewrite Of No Child Left Behind

1:03 PM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of the Republican-led House education panel are sending their rewrite of No Child Left Behind to the full House for a vote.

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday finished work on a rewrite of the sweeping education law. In the revised version, states would have more authority and Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors would have less.

The Republican update, which was branded the Student Success Act, would allow state and local school chiefs to decide if students are being well served. Democrats on the panel objected to the proposed revision, saying it shirks Washington's role in guaranteeing support for poor and minority students.

The full Republican-led House was expected to vote on the proposal in the coming weeks.

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