AASA Issues Statement on Betsy DeVos, Confirmed as Education Secretary


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – Feb. 7, 2017 – Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement in response to today’s Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.

“AASA welcomes the opportunity to continue to work with Congress and the administration—including recently confirmed Secretary DeVos—to ensure that educational equity and opportunity are the reality for all our nation’s students, and that our nation’s public schools remain at the forefront of our broader conversations on education and student learning.

“State and local leadership is critical to the continued success and ongoing growth of our nation’s schools. We will work with the superintendents we represent and the broader education communities they serve to carry the wide-spread focus on and discussion about education into all aspects of our federal advocacy work.”


For specific questions about today’s Senate confirmation, please contact Noelle Ellerson Ng, 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.