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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CCSSO Joins National Education Groups to Urge Further Action on ESEA

Washington, D.C. (July 22, 2015) -- The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today joined nine other education groups to call on Congress to keep the momentum to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year.

The national education groups, representing educators, principals, school boards, superintendents, chief state school officers, state boards of education members, parents and PTAs, and school business officials, strongly urged Congressional leaders to build on the momentum generated this month around ESEA reauthorization by proceeding to conference as soon as possible.

"Parents, students and educators have lived with No Child Left Behind for 14 years -- more than a child's entire K-12 experience," the letter states. "What better way to begin the new school year than with the passage of a new law that preserves equity and fixes what is wrong with NCLB so that we can help deliver the high-quality public education that all our children deserve and need to reach their full potential." 

Read the full letter here.