Education – House Subcommittee holds hearing on ESSA implementation

On February 10, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing on “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control.” Selene Almazan, legal director for the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and the parent of two children with disabilities, was one of four panelists who testified.  She urged robust and thoughtful implementation of ESSA over the next decade to ensure the law’s purpose “to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.”  Visit the Committeeweb site to read testimony and watch archived video of the hearing.

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