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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kentucky Education Commissioner Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2016) - This morning, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on the proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has been invited to provide testimony at the full committee hearing "ESSA Implementation: Perspectives from Education Stakeholders on Proposed Regulations."

"If this law truly represents a new day for education in America, states must have the support to take action based on quality and what is best for their students and move away from a compliance mentality," Pruitt stated in his written testimony.

Last month, Pruitt provided testimony at the House committee on Education and the Workforce hearing on ESSA.

For more information on today's Senate hearing, download Pruitt's full written testimony. Watch the hearing live.