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National PTA Applauds Senate Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act

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Heidi May Wilson, Media Relations Manager

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Dec. 9, 2015) — The following statement can be attributed to National PTA Executive Director Nathan R. Monell, CAE:

“Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB). A comprehensive reauthorization of ESEA/NCLB has not been this close to being signed into law since 2002.

“National PTA applauds the leadership of Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and their commitment to improving education for every child. The association is extremely pleased that the bill received overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate.  

“The Every Student Succeeds Act is a marked improvement over current law. The bill will ensure families are empowered to support their children’s learning and that all students receive a high-quality, well-rounded education that prepares them for long-term success. National PTA urges the president to sign the bill as soon as possible to provide much needed certainty for students, families and schools.”

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.