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National PTA Applauds Announcement of Conference Committee on ESEA Reauthorization

Sep 27, 2017, 10:51 AM

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives announced that a conference committee will meet on Nov. 18 to reconcile the bills passed by the House and Senate in July to reauthorization the Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB).

National PTA is encouraged by the announcement of the conference committee meeting.

While this brings us one step closer, it is essential that Congress pass a final bill before the new year and provide critical resources to states and schools to strengthen family engagement and improve education so that every child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.

Families have waited for more than eight years for the reauthorization of ESEA/NCLB.

National PTA remains committed to ensuring a comprehensive, bipartisan bill is signed into law this year that includes robust family engagement provisions and supports the achievement of every child.

Laura Bay is the president of National PTA.