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Evers to provide testimony before U.S. Senate H.E.L.P. Committee

Friday, February 19, 2016


Tom McCarthy, DPI Communications Director, (608) 266-3559

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers will be testifying Tuesday, Feb. 23, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (H.E.L.P.).

Dr. Evers will be part of a panel assembled by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to discuss the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new law replaces No Child Left Behind as the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, as the federal law providing guidance and resources for education.

Joining Dr. Evers, CCSSO president, on the panel is Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert; Katy Haycock, president of The Education Trust; Delia Pompa, senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute; Becky Pringle, vice president of the National Education Association; Dr. David R. Schuler, superintendent of schools, Township High School District #214 Arlington Heights, Ill.; and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

WHO:       State Superintendent Tony Evers
WHAT:     Testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
WHEN:     10 a.m. — Tuesday, February 23, 2016
WHERE:  430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20002


NOTES: The hearing will be available live, as well as archived online at: Superintendent Evers’ testimony will be available after it is delivered at:

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