U.S. House of Representatives Passes Reauthorization of NCLB, Bill Moves to Senate

Just after 7:00 PM tonight, in a simple, five-minute, up or down vote, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to the conference committee report on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, whose most recent previous version, signed into law in 2002, was called No Child Left Behind.

The House vote on what has been named the Every Student Succeeds Act was 359 in the affirmative and 64 opposed.

Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post summarizes the bipartisan conference committee version that has passed the House. The Senate will take up the same bill next week.

This blog covered negotiations of the House-Senate conference committee here, here, and here.

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