Senate Passes Education Bill, But Tough Talks Lie Ahead With House – WSJ

By | July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON—For the first time in 14 years, both chambers of Congress have backed sweeping changes to federal education law, but stark differences between the House and Senate bills portend difficult negotiations to produce final legislation replacing the Bush-era “No Child Left Behind.”

The Senate on Thursday voted 81-17 to pass a bill rewriting the 2001 education law that made statewide standardized tests the benchmark of adequate…