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ESEA Reauthorization Proposals in the 114th Congress: Selected Key Issues

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was last comprehensively amended both houses of Congress have crafted legislation which would provide for a comprehensive reauthorization of the ESEA. Both bills (H.R. 5 and S. 1177) would make several changes to the ESEA, most notably in six key areas:

1. Accountability for student
2. Distribution of Title I-A grants
3. Fiscal accountability
4. Educator quality, equity, and effectiveness
5. Grants to states and LEAs to support teachers and leaders
6. Targeted support versus block grants


How to Use This Resource: 
This CRS publication takes current law and compares it to both the House bill and the Senate Bill.  Organized around the six key issues listed above, the document provides the reader with insight into current Congressional thinking as ESEA reauthorization moves forward.


For More Information:
Congressional Research Service (CRS):
Rebecca R. Skinner (
Jeffrey J. Kuenzi (
Specialists in Education Policy


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ESEA Reauthorization Proposals in the 114th Congress Selected Key Issues

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