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  1. Business leaders support No Child Left BehindRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Business Journal

    ... and parents the responsibility for deciding what to do about improving student achievement," said Sen. Lamar Alexander , R-Tenn., who crafted the plan with Sen. Patty Murray , D-Wash. "This should produce fewer and more appropriate tests." The ...

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  2. Senators announce agreement to update 'No Child Left Behind'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | MassLive.com

    ... We look forward to a thorough discussion and debate in the Senate education committee next week," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, in a joint press release issued with ...

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  3. No good reason to oppose reviving 'No Child Left Behind': EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | MassLive.com

    ... not tossed into the trash. This is the wise thinking behind a bipartisan push in the U.S. Senate. Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., are looking to retain what's right with the testing law - and remove what makes no sense. ...

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  4. No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountableRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | District Administration

    ... and for setting standards that were impossible to achieve. Under the compromise being pushed by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), billions of dollars in federal funding under Title I would continue to flow only to schools ...

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  5. Two Pro-Common Core Groups Urge Against Overhaul of No Child Left BehindRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | TheBlaze.com

    ... to the Top" state education grants with the standards. The bill to replace NCLB is co-sponsored by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), respectively the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Education Committee. A hearing ...

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  6. The freighter Kaye E Barker(R) negotiates the Soo locks on its way to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | National Journal

    ... his State of the Union and whoever wrote that budget came from different planets," said Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who oversees the Army Corps budget in the Senate. "How are we going to increase a user fee, take the money, and ...

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  7. Take a look inside the 600-page rewrite of No Child Left BehindRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Washington Post

    The bipartisan bill to replace No Child Left Behind that was crafted after months of negotiations between Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray would end federal high-stakes testing and grant more power to states to decide what to do about struggling schools and how or whether to evaluate teachers. The Senate education panel is slated to mark up the bill starting Tuesday.

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  8. Is America Nearing the End of the No Child Left Behind Era?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Atlantic

    ... Week 's "Politics K-12" blog first reported last Friday, the compromise bill is being sponsored by Senators Lamar Alexander (a Republican from Tennessee) and Patty Murray (a Democrat from Washington). While there will certainly be negotiations ...

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  9. Senators Propose Replacing No Child Left BehindRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | News Max

    Two prominent senators have unveiled bipartisan legislation aimed at replacing the No Child Left Behind program enacted under President George W. Bush, The Washington Post reported . Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, the panel's ranking member, said the goal of the 600-page legislation is to shift decision-making authority to states and local school districts on matters like evaluating teachers, academic standards, and what to do about poorly performing schools.

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  10. Another voice: Full steam ahead on climate strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... create a logic of its own. There is plenty of room for responsible criticism of the president's plan. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., for example, said Tuesday that it puts too much emphasis on wind power and too little on nuclear. But Alexander ...

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  11. U.S. Senate HELP Committee Releases White Papers on Higher Education Act ReauthorizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | JD Supra

    On March 23, 2015, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander , chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions released staff white papers about the following three issues, as related to the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act : accreditation, risk-sharing and data transparency/consumer information. The HELP Committee also seeks input from the higher education community on these issues, with comments on the white papers requested by April 24, 2015.

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  12. Obama Makes Global Climate Pledge, But GOP Has Other IdeasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Forbes.com

    ... windmill policy - which is like going to war in sailboats when nuclear warships are available," said Senator Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee. "If the administration is serious about achieving energy independence and protecting our ...

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  13. President Obama's emissions-cutting plan sets an example for the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | The Washington Post

    ... create a logic of its own. There is plenty of room for responsible criticism of the president's plan. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), for example, said Tuesday that it puts too much emphasis on wind power and too little on nuclear. But Mr. Alexander ...

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  14. NLRB 'Ambush Election' Rule Survives With Obama VetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | The Daily Caller

    ... before an employer and most employees even have a chance to figure out what is going on," Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate labor committee, stated . "I'm disappointed the president wasted this opportunity to prevent the ...

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  15. From the Archives: Perspectives on ESEARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Education Week

    ... See Also: For reflections on the 10th anniversary of the signing of NCLB into law, including from Sen. Lamar Alexander, R.-Tenn.; former Rep. George Miller, D.-Calif.; Kaya Henderson; Lillian Lowery; Michael Mulgrew; and others, go to "NCLB: ...

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  16. The bad GOP and the good GOP on climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | The Washington Post

    ... have to accept the Obama administration's policy without criticism or objection. Here, for example, is Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday's announcement : "The Obama administration's national energy policy is practically a national windmill ...

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  17. DCCC Takes to College Campuses, Attacks Republicans on AffordabilityRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 31 | US News & World Report

    ... the measure as an amendment to the Senate budget proposal. But some Republican opponents, including Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate education committee, have called the proposal a political stunt, saying students can ...

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  18. The Wall Street Journal: Obama administration unveils bid to beat back 'superbugs'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | MarketWatch

    ... He predicted the initiative, along with voluntary efforts by companies such as McDonald's Corp. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), chairman of a key Senate committee on health issues, said, "The president has focused on a real concern. ...The Senate ...

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  19. Construction Planned For $8 Million Faith-Based Senior Living Community In HixsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... each year to high school seniors who set themselves ... (click for more) Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) Thursday introduced a budget amendment to promote the research, development, and ...

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  20. Lawmakers Look To Retool EducationRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 29 | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

    ... of the Senate are attempting to create a bipartisan bill to address the issues of No Child Left Behind. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., are working up a proposal with which both sides could agree. New York Senators Charles ...

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