Here are the Amendments to the Every Child Achieves Act

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There isn’t any shortage of amendments to S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, a bill introduced by Help Committee Chair U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and the ranking member for the HELP committee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Here is a running list of the amendments thus far:

S.Amdt. 2079 (Sen. Fischer): To ensure local governance of education .
— Amendment pending in Senate.
— Amendment SA 2079 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 2080 (Sen. Hatch): To establish a committee on student privacy policy .
— Amendment SA 2080 proposed by Senator Alexander for Senator Hatch to Amendment SA 2089.
S.Amdt. 2083 (Sen. Gardner): To enable local educational agencies to use funds under part A of title I for dual or concurrent enrollment programs at eligible schools.
— Amendment SA 2083 proposed by Senator Alexander for Senator Gardner to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2083 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2087 (Sen. Feinstein): To provide for additional means of certifying children, youth, parents, and families as homeless.
— Amendment SA 2087 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Feinstein to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2087 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 2089 (Sen. Alexander): In the nature of a substitute.
— Amendment pending in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2092 (Sen. McCaskill): Enabling States, as a consortium, to use certain grant funds to voluntarily develop a process that allows teachers who are licensed or certified in a participating State to teach in other participating States.
— Amendment SA 2092 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator McCaskill to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2092 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2093 (Sen. Franken): To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools .
— Amendment SA 2093 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Franken to Amendment SA 2089.
S.Amdt. 2094 (Sen. Toomey): To ensure that States have policies or procedures that prohibit aiding or abetting of sexual abuse, and for other purposes .
— Amendment pending in Senate.
— Amendment SA 2094 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 – 0. Record Vote Number: 228
S.Amdt. 2095 (Sen. Peters): To allow local educational agencies to use parent and family engagement funds for financial literacy activities .
— Amendment pending in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2096 (Sen. Kaine): To add career and technical education as a core academic subject.
— Amendment SA 2096 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Kaine to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2096 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 2099 (Sen. Brown): To amend part A of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow funds provided under such part to be used for a site resource coordinator.
— Amendment SA 2099 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Brown to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2099 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 – 0. Record Vote Number: 227
S.Amdt. 2103 (Sen. Manchin): To enable local educational agencies to use funds under part A of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 for programs and activities that promote volunteerism and community service.
— Amendment SA 2103 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Manchin to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2103 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 2108 (Sen. Gillibrand): To amend the program under part E of title II to ensure increased access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subject fields for underrepresented students, and for other purposes.
— Amendment SA 2108 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Gillibrand to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2108 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2110 (Sen. Daines): To allow a State to submit a declaration of intent to the Secretary of Education to combine certain funds to improve the academic achievement of students.
— Amendment SA 2110 proposed by Senator Daines to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2110, under the order of 7/9/15, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 – 54. Record Vote Number: 226
S.Amdt. 2118 (Sen. Kaine): To amend the State accountability system under section 1113(b)(3) regarding the measures used to ensure that students are ready to enter postsecondary education or the workforce without the need for postsecondary remediation.
— Amendment SA 2118 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Kaine to Amendment SA 2089.
S.Amdt. 2119 (Sen. Gardner): To include charter school representatives in the list of entities with whom a State and local educational agency shall consult in the development of plans under title I.
— Amendment SA 2119 proposed by Senator Alexander for Senator Gardner to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2119 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
— Notwithstanding the adoption of amendment SA 2119, the amendment is modified by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2120 (Sen. Warren): To amend section 1111(d) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding the cross-tabulation of student data.
— Amendment SA 2120 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Warren to Amendment SA 2089.
S.Amdt. 2121 (Sen. Heller): To ensure timely and meaningful consultation between State educational agencies and Governors in the development of State plans under titles I and II and section 9302.
— Amendment SA 2121 proposed by Senator Alexander for Senator Heller to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2121 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 2131 (Sen. Casey): To improve the bill relating to appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities.
— Amendment SA 2131 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Casey to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2131 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2132 (Sen. Scott): To expand opportunity by allowing Title I funds to follow low-income children.
— Amendment SA 2132 proposed by Senator Alexander for Senator Scott to Amendment SA 2089.
S.Amdt. 2138 (Sen. Klobuchar): To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 relating to improving student academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
— Amendment SA 2138 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Klobuchar to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2138 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2147 (Sen. Portman): To promote recovery support services for students .
— Amendment SA 2147 proposed by Senator Alexander for Senator Portman to Amendment SA 2089.
— Amendment SA 2147 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 2161 (Sen. Kirk): To ensure that States measure and report on indicators of student access to critical educational resources and identify disparities in such resources, and for other purposes,
— Amendment SA 2161 proposed by Senator Alexander for Senator Kirk to Amendment SA 2089.