ADVISORY: 10 Education Groups to Push for Senate Floor Action On ESEA Reauthorization

Media Advisory For:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
 
 

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. Ten national education groups, representing educators, principals, school boards, superintendents, chief state school officers, parents and PTAs, state boards of education, and school business officials, will come together Tuesday to urge the U.S. Senate to bring the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill to the floor for a vote.  

The Senate reauthorization bill, known as the Every Child Achieves Act, passed unanimously and in a bipartisan fashion in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on April 16. No date has been set for debate and vote by the full Senate. ESEA has been expired since 2007. The 10 education groups are in full agreement that the Senate needs to finish the job and bring the bill to the floor as soon as possible.

WHAT:         News conference of education groups

WHEN:         Tuesday, June 23, 11 a.m.

WHERE:       Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. N.W., 13th floor

Leaders or representatives from the following groups will appear at the news conference:

AASA, The School Superintendents Association

American Federation of Teachers

Association of School Business Officials International

Council of Chief State School Officers

National Association of Elementary School Principals

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Association of State Boards of Education

National Education Association

National PTA

National School Boards Association

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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.