NSBA Applauds Next Step Toward Modernized ESEA

November 17, 2015

Alexandria, Va. (November 17, 2015) - In another step toward a modernized education bill, the U.S. House of Representatives today named conferees for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Conference Committee.

Senate action to appoint conferees is expected soon.  John Kline (R-Minn.) Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee officially announced the first conference meeting will take place Wednesday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m.

"NSBA applauds Congress for taking the next step toward a modernized education bill,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association. “As conferees move forward this week, NSBA welcomes the open process to put finishing touches on a bi-partisan compromise."

"Our nation's schoolchildren deserve a world-class public education, and NSBA acknowledges the positive momentum toward a bill to support local school district leadership and community ownership to ensure student success."

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