ESEA Reauthorization Passes Senate, Heads to President

The U.S. Senate approved the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act—the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—by a bipartisan margin of 85-12, mirroring the vote of 359 to 64 in the U.S. House of Representatives just days earlier. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill as soon as this week.

Both U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) voted in favor of the bill.

WASB will be posting an analysis of the legislation soon.