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Senate passes No Child Left Behind rewrite

LA School Report | December 9, 2015

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By Rebecca Klein

The Senate voted on Wednesday to pass an overhaul of No Child Left Behind called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The move comes after the House of Representatives voted to pass the overhaul last week, and over eight years after the No Child Left Behind Act originally expired in 2007.

The White House is expected to approve the measure, which passed the Senate 85-12.

“We’ve created an environment that I believe will unleash a flood of excellence in student achievement,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions, immediately following the vote.

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