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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CCSSO Member Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing

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

Washington, D.C. (February 10, 2016) -- A subcommittee of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee has scheduled a hearing for this morning to discuss implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has been asked to testify at the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education's hearing, "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control."  

In her remarks, Superintendent Hofmeister will share why she supports the Every Student Succeeds Act, and explain that because of the additional flexibility provided by the new law, Oklahoma can develop programs and systems that align with its vision to meet the needs of its schools and every child in those schools.

For more information, download Superintendent Hofmeister's 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.