Senators announced agreement on education law -

Senators announced agreement on education law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Signaling some unity in the Senate on fixing the "No Child Left Behind" law, two senators have announced an agreement to move forward on bipartisan legislation to overhaul it.

Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Republican Mike Enzi of Wyoming, the top senators from their parties on the Senate committee with jurisdiction over education, made the announcement two days before the committee will consider the bill. The wide-ranging bill seeks to remove proficiency requirements some considered unrealistic and give more control to states.

It comes nearly a month after President Barack Obama said he was frustrated with Congress' inability to update the law passed in 2002, so he was moving forward with a plan to allow states to apply for waivers around certain requirements.

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