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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

CCSSO Board President Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing

Contact:Olympia Meolaolympia.meola@ccsso.org202-336-7071

Washington, D.C. (February 23, 2016) -- The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has scheduled a hearing this morning to discuss implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

Wisconsin Superintendent Tony Evers has been asked to testify at the hearing, "ESSA Implementation in States and School Districts: Perspectives from Education Leaders." 

In his remarks, Superintendent Evers will share why he supports the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and tell the Senators that with the stability and flexibility promised by ESSA, states stand ready to develop programs more suited to the unique needs of their schools and students. He will assure the committee members that states are committed to using additional flexibility under the new law to improve educational outcomes for all students.

For more information, download Superintendent Evers' written testimony.

Read more about CCSSO's work to help states transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act.  

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.