Democratic and Republican Committee Members are working on a bipartisan reform of the nation’s primary federal education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – currently known as No Child Left Behind.
Five decades after Brown v. Board of Education, we still do not offer all children the same educational opportunities. In addition to the achievement gap between low-income and minority children and their peers, American students suffer from a second kind of achievement gap when compared globally. Across income and background levels in math and science, our children go from among the top students in the world in the fourth grade to near the bottom by the twelfth grade. We have one of the highest dropout rates in the world. The Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats are working to close the achievement gap so all children are able to get the skills they need to succeed.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization -- currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
The Graduation for All Act of 2009
21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act »
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act »
No Child Left Inside Act »
Keeping All Students Safe Act »
Transforming Education through Technology Act »