Alexander also released a staff discussion draft of his bill to fix the problems with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to begin discussion with his Senate colleagues, and also to solicit public feedback on the proposed draft. [Click HERE to access the discussion draft.]
Alexander announced the committee’s first hearing this year on No Child Left Behind, and said he would hold additional hearings after conferring with Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) He also announced beginning this week bipartisan meetings in the Senate education committee to discuss the chairman’s discussion draft, consider changes and improvements, identify areas of agreement, and discuss options to proceed.
Chairman Alexander asked for input from the public on his staff discussion draft by Monday, February 2 at:FixingNCLB@help.senate.gov. Comments will be shared with all members of the Senate HELP Committee.
The first hearing will be scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, January 21 – “Fixing No Child Left Behind: Testing and Accountability”