Chairman Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Murray (D-WA) have shared a new bipartisan draft bill to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. While the bill does include some important provisions that support students with disabilities, the bill does not go far enough. In fact, high ability students and preschool children are ignored in the bill. In addition, provisions and resources for professionals are not sufficient to ensure a well prepared and supported workforce.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee began to markup the bill on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. It is expected that the markup will take several days with many amendments introduced. Download CEC's Letter to the Senate here.