Republican senators unveil proposals to revise portions of NCLB

A group of Republican senators on Wednesday unveiled a package of four bills aimed at revamping portions of the No Child Left Behind Act. The group is led by Sen. Lamar Alexander, a former education secretary, who is also expected to introduce a bill that would aim to clarify Education Secretary Arne Duncan's authority to issue waivers on NCLB. The bills introduced Wednesday target changes to the Title I program and the law's "highly qualified teacher" requirements, among other provisions. Other leading senators said they support comprehensive reform of NCLB, rather than doing it piecemeal.

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