2013 Federal Issues

Congressional Issues 2013 
The House of Representatives takes action on HR 5 to reauthorize ESEA.  The reference below from NREAC is a good overview of the what took place and the possibilities for reauthorization making it through this Congress ...
  
Federal issues have a big impact on Montana schools and our ability to provide needed programs for our students.  The 2013 Congress is considering the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with both a House Resolution (HR 5), called the Student Success Act (SSA) and Senate Bill, called the Strengthening America's Schools Act (SASA).  AASA, NASSP, and NAESP have all been developing positions on these efforts to reauthorize ESEA. The documents below will give you a feel for the changes being recommended in each ...
 
House ESEA Reauthorization - Student Success Act 
 
Senate ESEA Reauthorization - Strengthening America's Schools Act 
 
 
 
The Department of Education has recently provided direction at the request of AASA, NAESP, NASSP and NSBA on flexibility in timeline for Educator Evaluation and Double Testing.   The documents below will give you a sense of the direction this is heading ...