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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law


WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on -- an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.
   This week, the Senate and House take up rewrites of the 2002 law, with lawmakers seeking to finally resolve a key question they have struggled with for years: how much of a role should the federal government have in ensuring a quality education for children, poor and affluent alike.
   The White House weighed in late Monday -- saying the Obama administration can't support either the Republican-drafted bill in the House or the bipartisan measure in the Senate. The administration wants language in the bills that requires schools to come up with plans to turn around the lowest-performing schools in the country.

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