AASA, Education Groups Urge Senate to Pass ESEA Proposal



James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – (July 8, 2015) – Superintendents from across the country are meeting with members of Congress today, urging education policy makers to move forward on ESEA reauthorization. The meetings on Capitol Hill come a day after AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and nine other national organizations sent a letter to Senate leaders supporting their ESEA proposal, the Every Child Achieves Act.

According to the letter, “We urge the Senate to pass the Every Child Achieves Act (Every Child) and move the process forward to complete Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization this year.” The letter is signed by AASA, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Council of State Governments, International City/County Managers Association, National Association of Counties, National Association of State Boards of Education, National Council of State Legislatures, National League of Cities, National Governors Association and the National School Boards Association.

Read the full letter

This week’s congressional debate on ESEA coincides with AASA’s 2015 Legislative Advocacy Conference, a three-day meeting in Washington, D.C. convening approximately 200 superintendents from across the country. AASA members, the country’s premier thought leaders on K-12 education, are discussing some of the most critical issues in K-12 education. In addition to ESEA reauthorization, topics on the agenda include student data and privacy, child nutrition, Title I funding, and IDEA.

For specific questions about ESEA reauthorization, please contact Noelle Ellerson, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.


 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.