Hello, advocacy network!
ESEA Letter: AASA joined four other national organizations (Association of Educational Service Agencies, Association of School Business Officials, National Rural Education Association and National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition) in a joint statement, signed by all 5 executive directors, urging House Republicans to support the Dear Colleague letter. Please see the bottom of this message for that email.
Big news re ESEA: Senate HELP and House Education and the Workforce leadership have reached a deal on ESEA and are now drafting it into legislative language. The House next week on Tuesday or Wednesday is expected to appoint conferees. There is likely to be an official conference meeting after that next week to ratify the deal. The timeline calls for the conference report to be filed on Monday, 11/30 and voted on the House floor on 12/2. Then the Senate floor.
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Call to Action: In follow up to an earlier email, I am reissuing the call to action re: the House Republican Dear Colleague letter. AASA and NEA are the organizations working with the sponsoring offices, and today’s ESEA news makes this letter all the more critical. I would greatly appreciate anything you can do (such as sending a quick note to the Republican offices in your state!) to get the message to the hill by COB tomorrow.
I have run a complete export of education staffers and legislative directors (with email addresses), to make your work easier. It is attached, and sorted by state. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Noelle M. Ellerson
Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy
AASA: The School Superintendents Association