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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

CCSSO Applauds House Action on ESEA Reauthorization

Contact:Melissa McGrathmelissa.mcgrath@ccsso.org202-336-7034

Washington, D.C. (July 8, 2015) - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives began debate on the Student Success Act, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA).

In January, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released its key priorities for reauthorizing ESEA and has voiced support for the House taking action to reauthorize ESEA.

Chris Minnich, the executive director of CCSSO, released the following statement today:

"I am grateful to Chairman Kline and the leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives for again sending the Student Success Act to the floor for consideration. As debate continues in the Senate and now begins again in the House, I am confident Congress can reach a bipartisan solution this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and provide states with the stable federal education law they need to improve education for all students." 

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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.